Observing perfection

Sunday afternoon … perfect light … Black-shouldered Kite hunting.

If this is not perfection then it’s pretty close.

BSK1

Black-shouldered Kite, Pyrenees Hwy Newstead, 3rd May 2015.

BSK2

II

BSK3

III

BSK4

IV

6 responses to “Observing perfection

  1. Bloody incredible shots geoff

    On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “Sunday afternoon … perfect light … > Black-shouldered Kite hunting. If this is not perfection then it’s pretty > close. “

  2. Garry Cheers

    Great shots Geoff appears to be a build up of B S Kites on the plains over the last month or so.

  3. Are the eyes really that red or is the light reflection?

  4. Geoff,do you know how far kites range for prey?

  5. Hi Bruce. There are two answers here. During the breeding season they set up small territories that are defended against other raptors – these might be from a few to 10 ha in size. While they do hunt within these areas they will range quite some distance to preferred sites nearby with abundant prey – travelling perhaps 5km if required. Outside the breeding season they are nomadic and will move larger distances, in some cases hundreds of kms to find areas suitable and abundant prey.
    Birdwatching is proving more riveting than footy watching at the moment – hopefully the cat gets the magpie tonite!
    Cheers, geoff

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