Friday, June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010
Wild Bird Rescue got a call yesterday from an elderly lady who was worried about a large bird which was swooping and flying above her head. Lila passed the phone off to me since I am an expert on Mississippi Kites. Phee Phew! I explained to the lady that my kind are great parents and only want to protect their young. I advised her to carry an open umbrella or wear a hat with two large paper eyes pinned to the back of it whenever she leaves the house. I'm asking a lot of her, but Mississippi Kites are protected by state and federal laws. The adult cannot be harmed and the nest cannot be removed. If the situation worsens, only the local game warden can step in to help remove the nest. Remember, kites only nest in our area from June through August. Hey...will someone please come and get this phone from me! Who do you think I am...Lily Tomlin? Phee Phew!