Swallow-tailed Kite near Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Swallow-tailed Kite is a very rare vagrant in Ontario from the south where its population has declined so much that it now only breeds in parts of seven southeastern states. It's on Klondike Park Road or 12th Concession near Wasaga Beach. 27 August 2018.


VIDEO Swallow-tailed Kite hawking insects over a soybean field.

Dramatic black and white plumage of this graceful flier is unmistakable. It hardly ever flaps, but it does move its tail. Klondike Park Road near Wasaga Beach.


Like Merlins and American Kestrels, it catches insects with its feet while on the wing and eats them as it is flying about, After eating so many insects it regurgitates the indigestible parts as a pellet and drops it onto the ground. Klondike Park Road on 27 August 2018.