Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) ~ Hernando County, Florida A Swallow-tailed Kite taking a grasshopper lunch on the wing in Hernando County, Florida. I enjoy seeing their unmistakable profiles soar around the Florida interior hunting over the farmland. Thanks for visiting!
The swallow tail kite has been our biggest surprise...they are beautiful...and they are great hunters. Twice, within a week, i saw one fly into the oak tree to snatch a meal...resulting in the loss of a mourning dove nestling and a mockingbird nestling.