Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Kite Day

The kites that are right the end of the street inspired me to go see the congregation of kites at the Skeen Farm in Long County. That is about an hour and half northwest of the Golden Isles. There can be 100's of kites at the location a little later in the month. However Priscilla Fleshman is here for a week.  She wanted to see this show.

  On Tuesday July 21 we got to the farm around 10 am.  There were a few Swallow-tailed Kites flying over the fields.
 As the morning warms up, the kite numbers grew. It is a typical summer day, hot and very humid.
The kites keep come finally a few Mississippi Kites join the gathering. What a show! These birds are poetry in motion.

Beautiful Swallow-tailed Kites flying over the fields. They are swooping and catching the June bugs.

Then they eat them on the wing. It is fascinating watching them doing this graceful dance.

As noon approached, the birds began to disappear over the trees.

As we left the farm, we discovered we weren't along watching the show. These cows were enjoying it from the shade of a few trees. Not to be left out a Cattle Egrets had found its own perch.

These kites help make being here in the hot and humid well worth it.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mississippi Kites down the street

Look what I have right down the street from my house. Yes there are Mississippi Kites at the corner of St. Simons Ave and Circle Drive on St. Simons Island.
Just sitting
                                                          Just watching their world
And just being kites. It is a great opportunity to get to know them. Who is in your neighborhood?
In the meantime, I am working on a children book. Watch the progress