Mississippi Kite in Utah

posted by Jerry Liguori at
on Friday, May 9, 2014 

I wanted to share my sighting of a Mississippi Kite along the foothills of Salt Lake last week. It was the 2nd one for the state, one was spotted in May 2008 as well, but nonetheless, a rare bird in Utah. I have a feeling they come through with a little more regularity, but there is just no coverage in spring here to know better. I'm going to make an effort to get people more involved in spring hawkwatching along the foothills and see what we come up with...

I'm not big on rarities, so my interest really isn't about the record itself, I kinda just wanted to share my drawing I sent to the records committee because I was pretty proud of it. Hey, it's not great, but I think it looks OK. Let's see what the records committee and eBird reviewer think?

Blogger Cathy Sheeter said...

I like! Good effort! Some of my field sketches doesn't look much better ;). I am surprised to hear how uncommon MIKI are in Utah, since there are breeding locations in Colorado (though all East of the mountains).

May 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Jerry Liguori said...

Thanks Cathy, but I'm sure you are just being nice....your field sketches are much better. I love your art by the way! Anyone interested in Cathy's art, check it out at:

May 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM  

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