NEW TIME AND MEETING PLACE - JULY 20, 2014 FOR SEEING SWALLOW-TAILED AND MISSISSIPPI KITES
Please join Ogeechee Audubon and me for Sunday mid-morning field trip to see swallow-tail and Mississippi kites in action as they pursue airborne insects. This is the time of year when the nesting season has ended and the kites are free to fatten up on flying insects before they begin their southbound migration. We’ve located several uncut hay fields that should provide the dragonflies and June bugs that kites favor, although there’s never a guarantee that the birds’ appearance will coincide with our arrival at the fields.
Meet me at 10:30 AM on Sunday, July 20 in the RideShare lot on the northwest corner of the intersection of GA 204 and I-95 (just off Exit 94). There is very limited parking at our final destination, so we will have to carpool from the lot. It will be HOT with little available shade, so be sure to bring a sunhat and sunscreen. We will be standing in roadside vegetation while we watch for the kites, so wear closed shoes and think about long pants that can be tucked into the top of your socks. The weather forecast at this time looks good for Sunday morning, but be aware that we will have to cancel the trip if we have rain – bugs and kites don’t fly in heavy rain. I can be reached by return email or at 912-604-2673 if there is a question.