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Probable Mississippi Kite North County (9/9/2019)

Hi Birders,

Just getting the word out that I had a very probable MISSISSIPPI KITE fly west to east. My location was at Leucadia Blvd, 1/4 mile from the coast it seemed to be flying in a southeasterly direction, but it all happened too quick. I ran in for camera and by the time I was back, approximately 20 seconds later I could not relocate it. It was in a glide and appeared to have mostly dark flight feathers and tail appeared black. Unfortunately it was naked eye, but and not too high up, so views were good but always want better. I'm familiar with WTKI and its plumages and also MIKI. Just giving a quick heads up. It's a tough pill to swallow because it would be an amazing yard bird that I will NOT count.
Good Luck if you look this eve or in the morning. I would but currently dealing with a flooding garage. TIme for new washing machine.
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA    

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA
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