Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brahminy Kite

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

I had just come in from a morning's kayak and was loading the kayak onto the car to go home. It was a beautiful morning but I had not been able to get close to any shorebirds for good photos. I glanced up into the very tall gum tree that stands beside the car parking area when I saw this Brahminy Kite (Milvus indus) sitting up in the tallest part of the tree and quietly watching me. A photo opportunity like this gave my rather dull morning a perfect finish.

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

WOW! what a gorgeous bird! nicely done!

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see Mick... it's a stunning bird.

Leena said...

Handsome bird and so very good photos. I can imagine your enthusiasm when you saw it and got those photos. Fine!

I have tell you that we or birds do not have cold yet. it has been only few degrees under zero (Celsius) but it will be about- 25 or -30 degreeas Celsius during winter and also those small birds will survive, which is a miracle also in our opinions, who have seen it tens of winters.

Gary said...

Stunning captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh what detail and that is quite the bill he or she has....

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what an awesome looking Kite. Your photos are wonderful.

bailey-road.com said...

These are spectacular captures of a really beautiful bird!

One said...

Awesome capture! I wonder how you achieve such clarity.

missing moments said...

Stunning ... great shots!

Princess Sarah said...

Nice bird, it's cool

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Stewart M said...

Hi there - splendid bird - saw a good number of these on Magnetic Island a few months back.

I think you could be right about the heron being used to people - although the grebes (see next WBW) were still difficult to get close to.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

CameraCruise said...

Wow, gorgeous shots!
What a majestic bird.

heyBJK said...

What a cool looking bird! Great shots, Mick!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! He's posing so beautifully for you. I would call that a VERY good morning!

NatureFootstep said...

you must have read my thoughts. :) Just yesterday I wonderd if you have any raptors down there. I couldn´t remember you posted any. Then you show this beauty. Love it. :)

Springman said...

Cracking shot Mick! Took my breath away...Don't you love the nature of bird photography? How the course of an expedition can change from one moment to the next? How patients and attention is so often gifted with a special moment like this. Remarkable!

bettyl said...

Wonderful shots. The bird is so gorgeous.

Debbie said...

wow, wow, WOW!!! what a thrill and gorgeous pictures!!

Liz said...

OH WOW!!! What fantastic images, Mick!!
The closest I have come to photographing a Brahminny Kite was on a sunset photography session at Wellington Point in October.

http://amothersfaithhopeandlove.blogspot.com/2011/10/creative-exchange-wellington-point.html
(first photo)

I have desperately wanted to get some shots like yours since... any idea where I can do this?? You seem to know all the places in Brisbane

Sivinden said...

Exquisite shots!
So many great photos of birds on your blog.

Karin M. said...

Wow ..... great shots
super color and quality ...
greetings Karin