Site Description: Back yard within Ocala, FL city limits Comment : At approximately 8:15 AM EST a swallow-tailed kite swooped down and plucked a baby cardinal from a nest in a shrub/tree in my back yard. I had noticed the kites flying unusually low and closer to the house the past couple of days. I hope the other two baby cardinals have a chance to fly!
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve, over entrance road by maintneance area entry Comment : First of season (FOS) sighting. Observed during bi-weekly research survey for Preserve (Ed Center Route).