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  1. L

    Black vs Yellow billed Kite

    How fast does Yellow-billed kite develop a full yellow bill? These 3 black kite types photographed in the Gambia in feb 2019. With lack of any greyish tinge on head, and the bottom right kite having only faint blackish bill I assume these to be 1st winter Yellow-billed kites? Please correct me...
  2. Raptor-138


    Looking at the equipment ... ... with a lot of curiosity ... Black-winged Kite Gurugram Haryana India
  3. J

    Trying to identify (Buzzard)

    This one was hovering quit close to the ground (10m-15m ?) above some fields near some houses. While watching it I was quit sure that this must be a common Kestrel. By trying the "Merlin Bird ID"-app though just got suggestions for several Kites (red-kite, black-kite..) but the kestrel not even...
  4. Brahminy Kite / Red-backed Sea-Eagle

    Brahminy Kite / Red-backed Sea-Eagle

    A Brahminy Kite enjoys his catch of fish in a tree at Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
  5. M

    Vortex Razor HD 50 : any other eyepieces? (from Vortex or other brand, Swarovski, Opticron, ...)

    Do we know of any other eyepiece than its standard zoom-eyepiece that would fit this Vortex Razor HD 50, preferably with a wide FOV, either fixed or zoom? Curious about small, easy-to-carry spotting scopes, I have found a lot of information about the Nikon ED50 and the different (Nikon)...
  6. Black-winged Kite

    Black-winged Kite

    From Archives. Image cropped, re-sized, levels adjusted and minimally sharpened. Thank you for your kind appreciation of my previous posts.
  7. B

    Looking for spotting scope advice

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a spotting scope and I've already made a post (Spotting Scope Suggestions) considering some options. However, now I have come across a used Swarovski ATS 80HD in mint condition, which comes with both the 20-60x and the 25-50x, an original Swaro SOC, as well as a...
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    Red Kite - Wales
  9. Swallow-tailed kite

    Swallow-tailed kite

    A fairly rare bird to spot in the U.S., mostly occurring in a few southeast states, but primarily Florida. beautiful, striking black and white markings and telltale forked tail make them stand out.
  10. Snail kite

    Snail kite

    A specialized raptor that hunts over the wetlands specifically looking for freshwater snails
  11. Raptor - 101

    Raptor - 101

    Raptor - 101 This beautiful assassin ... gave an outstanding performance ... ... by granting me this ... full-framer ... with near 3D effect ... and a lovely eye ... __________ Black-winged Kite Elanus caruleus Gurgaon Rural Haryana India 24 November 2017
  12. Brahminy Kite

    Brahminy Kite

  13. Brahminy Kite

    Brahminy Kite

  14. Brahminy Kite

    Brahminy Kite

  15. 16 Mississippi Kites.......

    16 Mississippi Kites.......

    ......can you find them? Some of Mali's buddies coming to visit.
  16. Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  17. Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  18. Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  19. Snail Kite (male)

    Snail Kite (male)

    Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis) Male.
  20. Front view...Back view

    Front view...Back view

  21. Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  22. One for Mali......

    One for Mali......

    I know you miss these Kites. Another heavy crop going to work my way closer during the week.
  23. Squabbling pair

    Squabbling pair

    This pair are our first breeding record at the lake. They have enjoyed happier times together!
  24. Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  25. Black-shouldered Kite

    Black-shouldered Kite

    I can't resist taking photos of these beautiful birds. We're very excited as a pair has started nest building. Our first breeding record at lake Claremont.