Sunday, November 29, 2009

White-tailed Kite

This is one of the many White-tailed Kites that hangs out at Fay's Slough, just down the road from us. They seem to flush way too easily so I was pretty happy when this picture came out all right. I took this last week, on an extremely windy day (I lost my hat twice!). I always love seeing these birds, they're so regal looking!
This is my first post for Bird Photography Weekly (below) - looks like fun!

6 comments:

Larry Jordan said...

Hi Jill and welcome to Bird photography Weekly! Nice shot of the White-tailed Kite holding on for dear life. I love the way they hover and those penetrating eyes.

Neil said...

Hi Jill welcome to BPW. Great photo.

mick said...

Great photos - the bird seems to be looking right at you.

Amy said...

Really nice shot, looks like the bird is giving you the once-over. Welcome to BPW!

Johnny Nutcase said...

thank you! i think he was indeed a little surprised to see me sneak around the tree - it was nice of him to pose for a quick photo!

Wren said...

Welcome to BPW. You're right, it is a lot of fun, and you're off to a good start with this photo. Very striking bird!