... well they are, aren't they. Such beautiful birds these Brahminy Kites.
I just can't believe I was so lucky to have so many great views of these stunning raptors.
Though this one only gave me a very brief opportunity through a small gap in the trees, a couple of clicks and he was gone...
I couldn't leave that session without showing another picture of that beautiful kite.
He put on such a wonderful show for us and I rather liked this flight pose too.
I've asked in the ID forum re the white tail tip. I can't find this feature mentioned anywhere.
Apparently this guy used to be called a Red-backed Sea Eagle (at least according to my book), as it is found around the coast and part of its diet includes fish.
He, and another, entertained us for a few minutes, so I'll probably show you another picture (or two) that I'm quite pleased with.
First trip out for a couple of weeks and forgot to put the camera back on continuous focus. Lost focus while tracking a pair of these Kites and ended up with only one shot remotely in focus and acceptable . Always another time LOL and luckily it was just on my local patch .