Hello, Mississippi Kite. This is a bird I see a lot, and hear often. It hunts the smaller birds. I had a mockingbird that tried to do an imitation of its shriek, and just wasn't that scary. Often made me laugh.
* The Mississippi Kite often attacks people who venture too close to its nest, especially in urban areas.
* In the Great Plains the Mississippi Kite can be locally abundant, usually nests colonially, and since the mid-1970s has nested abundantly in many urban areas. In the East it is less colonial, less abundant, and still nests primarily in old-growth forest.