The Swallow-tailed Kite is a bird of prey with a long forked tail and is a pleasure to watch soaring in the sky.
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This isn't even all of the kites which were overhead the afternoon of July 4, 2015.
They will soar close to each other.
This was a low as I saw one go and the tops of those trees rise nearly four stories tall.
Most of the kites I saw had longer tails than this one, but perhaps this one is still growing.
Swallow-tailed kites have white undersides.
These kites are heading to wherever the kites must spend most of their time since I only saw them for a few days.
All photos © S. M. Garver