Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Whistling Kite

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

This Whistling Kite was sitting high in a tree close to where I put my kayak into the water at Crab Creek. It looked very beautiful against the blue sky but when I zoomed in it looked very rumpled! It was doing a very thorough preen of all its feathers and looked like a very fluffy feather duster! Or maybe it was just having a "bad hair day"!

18 comments:

  1. he's pretty cute, all ruffled up! gorgeous golden eye!

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  2. Thought id leave a comment on your blog and say hello. Richard from an Amish settlement in Pennsylvania.

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  3. Wonderful close ups of a real beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Beautiful images of your lovely Kite Mick.... thanks for sharing.

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  5. Cool sighting of the Kite. I would love to see any kite, even one with rumpled feathers. Great photos.

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  6. it really looks fluffy. :) I hope it was OK though.

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  7. Love the eyes...looks like he or she was enjoying a beautiful day..as were you..

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  8. What a beauty.
    I love birds of prey; such magnificent creatures.

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  9. Oh gosh, first shot is tremendous!

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  10. Fabulous shots, Mick! What a great looking kite!

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  11. Love that first image with that alert eye and you can see the claw gripping the wood. Well done, Mick.

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  12. Still looks great, even with the ruffled feathers! Maybe even especially with ruffled feathers! Kites we see have very long tail feathers -- I couldn't tell if this one did. I'd like to see it flying.

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  13. He certainly is making a great job of it!

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