Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Kite flying

This evening caught a glimpse of a bird soaring just above the tree tops and just had time to grab the camera and get a couple of shots (although at a distance) before it glided across the next ridge.
It had a different look to the Raptores we have regularly visiting and when I had a look at the photo and checked the identification I was fortunate to have seen a Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura. 

  They are regarded as somewhat rare in our area and the first that I have seen; just unfortunate I did not get a chance for a closer photo.


  1. Well done Ian on seeing such a rare bird for your area and managing to get a photo. We get red kites over here and they are beautiful birds.

  2. Thanks for the comment and I agree that kites are striking birds with fantastic flying skills.