Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Svartvingad glada - Elanus axillaris - Australian Kite or black-shouldered kite

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Svartvingad glada - Elanus axillaris  - Australian Kite or black-shouldered kite
© NF Photo 140909

As my fellow travelers tried to find an owl I was concentrating on this Kite. It is the same bird on all images. Except for the first one I think, that is several raptors on a fence. It was getting dark and with a low sun appearing now and then through some clouds. 

On the last two images the Kite was alarmed by another bird approaching and chased this one away.  
I have to say, I love the eyes of this bird. So wonderfully feminine. 

Learn more about Australian Kite on wiki

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  1. I have to agree ... the eyes have it! A beautiful bird and a marvelous raptor. I am partial to Raptors as you know. Wonderful series, Monica ...

    Andrea From The Sol

  2. Hello, love the closeups of the Kite! Awesome bird!

  3. Hello!:)OK for Tuesday!:) These images are exceptional.:)

  4. Lovely close ups, an amazing bird.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  5. Hello, I agree the eyes are awesome on the Kite. Beautiful shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  6. Just about all that needs to be said is "WOW"!!!

    We have kites here in South Texas but I have yet to find one and get photos. I'm green with envy.

    Thank you so much for linking up this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'....this is a phenomenal series of photos. Much appreciated.

  7. Wow! Great series of shots. Love the "alarmed" one.

  8. What a beautiful bird! I saw a Kite here in Florida this week but he would be the cousin to this one! Happy weekend!

  9. Very nice bird - I often see them by the side of the freeways, hunting over the short grass.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  10. That's a beautiful bird. A great "alarmed" capture!!

  11. Anonymous18/3/16 05:31

    Wonderful shots!


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