(KANSAS) — In the past two weeks, kansas storms have damaged homes and businesses with strong winds. But those winds are also displacing and injuring Mississippi Kites.
The Kites hatch late in the year, so a lot of young birds are just learning to fly.
In just ten days the Eagle Valley Raptor Center, Near Cheney has taken in 31 of these birds after they were blown from their nests or injured.
"We try to put them back up in the nest if possible, that's always the first choice, but in the event they cannot, then we will take them in," explains Ken Lockwood, Program Director for the center.
Lockwood was expecting at least five more on Thursday after storms ripped through the Rose Hill and Derby areas on Wednesday.