Swallow-tailed Kite - Hughes Hollow, MD 9/5/09
I am not sure exactly what date or time I saw the specimen.
When it was being observed, it stood perfectly still, then it soon darted away.
I am not sure of the elevation of the location of the sighting.
I saw this specimen in a clearing near some bushes and a small path at around 1:20pm EST. The specimen was also very close to a house. It was munching on grass, and moving around a little bit. While it moved around, it was either on, or extremely close to the path. (I am not sure of the name of the path.) It stood still-ish for the picture, then hopped away when it felt that I was too close. I am not sure of the gender or age of this specimen. It looked pretty healthy. (I am not sure of the elevation of the place where the specimen was spotted.)
The two healthy-looking deer were on a path near the woods, a creek, and a residential area, eating grass together. They would occasionally look up curiously, then keep eating. They allowed me to get pretty close. I assume that they are young males, because they had short, velvety antlers. They ran into the woods when I got a little too close.
I am not sure of the elevation or trail mile marker for this observation.
Growing on border of woods. Spot gets very dry but turns into a swamp when it rains