I saw my first Swallow-tailed Kites of the year today! I was in a job status meeting and looked out one of the conference room windows and there they were! The Great Blue Heron might be my spark bird, and will always hold a treasured, majestic place in my heart, but Swallow-tailed Kites are my most-looked-forward-to birds of all time. I love them! 

Of course watching the pair of them did nothing for my concentration at the status meeting.  Here are a couple of shots I found online showing you this truly majestic bird.





Fittingly, I think this marks my 100th species this year (whew, took far longer to get here than I thought!)