A couple of weeks ago two birding pals and I went up to Simsbury in search of the kites that had been reported from the area. We had some good luck without having to wait too long for them to make an appearance. I was able to snap a few shots, nothing great, but it does show the birds.
We saw the kites at close range a few times, once being able to hear the cicada it was carrying buzzing in its beak.
These occasional forays into the field with friends are great, the spirit of the chase always fun to share with others (and it saves gas too).