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This Mississippi Kite ( Ictinia mississippiensi)was perched about as high as you can get and still be on a tree. We were at my daughter's house in Baton Rouge watching him. He looked around for a good while before he decided he would have a better time in the air. He took off and climbed rapidly to a altitude I couldn't photography him. Then he proceed to put on an aerial display of diving and climbing. Soon he and his mate were off soaring through the neighborhood in search of something good to eat.