Name: Nancy Brown & Flo Foley
Date & Time of Sighting:
Wednesday April 26, 2017 approximately 10:30 am
Location of Sighting (be as specific as possible):
Flying above Crooked Oaks Golf Course on the 11th hole fairway
Name of Bird Species:
Number of Birds Sighted: 2
Comments: We have been expecting to see the Mississippi Kite any day, and today was our “first of season” sighting. Throughout the late spring and summer of 2016, we would see them nearly every time we golfed Crooked Oaks (sometimes on Ocean Winds) and almost always on the fairway or green of the 11th hole of Crooked Oaks. Flo was golfing in a separate group ahead of me and she also saw them. Look for a sleek looking gray bird of prey with long slender wings and a long squared off tail.
Editors Note: This first of season (FOS) sighting is another example of a migrating bird who spends the summer on Seabrook Island (and most likely breeds here too!). To learn more about them, visit the Mississippi & Swallow-tail Kite blog we published one year ago. Photo above was is a file photo taken by Ed Konrad in Georgia.