Close up swallow tail kite – Skywatch Friday

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I was standing in the butterfly garden at the Tampa Museum Of Science and Industry when I saw this guy come flying over the big building. I stopped by the butterfly garden before heading to the zoo recently on a Saturday morning. There weren’t too many butterflies so I didn’t stay long. The highlight of the morning was seeing this swallow-tail kite fly right over my head. I’ve never gotten this close to one before. He soared around for a few seconds then headed off over the woods nearby. They usually snatch up grasshoppers and eat them while flying but this one didn’t catch anything. He’s a beautiful bird even though hubby calls them one of the “mean” birds ever since he saw one snatch a baby bird out of its nest and eat it.

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