Sarah releases our Swallow-tailed kite into the air just south of Fort Taylor so it can rejoin the migration to South America. A large kettle of Swallow-tailed Kites was seen heading south soon after this release. This bird was rescued by the crew of The Piscivorious a few miles off of Key West.
By: Key West Wildlife Center
Sarah (my daughter) makes me proud once again. It is people like Sarah around the country that do the day to day hard work involved in saving the planet from all manner of ecologic catastrophe. I can't help but notice the joy in her expression as she releases the Swallow-tailed Kite to resume it's interrupted journey to South America. Kudos to the crew of the Piscivorious!
You can learn more about the Swallow-tailed Kite at: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Swallow-tailed_Kite/lifehistory