28 May 2014

Birding in the RSA - Black-shouldered Kite

I find the beady red eye of the Black-shouldered Kite very intriguing. This one was trying to escape the heat of the day in the shade of the tree at the Addo Elephant National Park. One usually sees these birds perched on the tops of trees or on power lines, where they are able to see all around.


10 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

He is certainly keeping his eye on you but you manage to get a good shot of him anyway.

Karen said...

Wow, what a stunning shot of this unique bird.

Gary Phillips said...

Great eyes!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Christian WeiƟ said...

A wonderful bird and great red eyes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Birds eyes fascinate me ...this one is wild ... He looks a bit crazed!

Jo said...

Brilliant shot of the Black-shouldered Kite, Max. I've never seen one sitting "inside" a tree. Thanks for visiting my blog on SA birding. I've seen your blog via Jonker's and am going to follow you from now on. As you will see, we have incredible birding ops where we live for most of the year in Northern Tanzania. But when we go out on leave to our permanent home in SA, we also look out for birds. Have a great day. Greetings from Jo.

Jo said...

Umm, how do I follow your site?? Jo

Jonker Fourie said...

Great photo Max

Chris Rohrer said...

Sweet photos of the kite! They can be tricky to capture on camera. Nice close up!

i stora drag said...

Very nice photo of this exciting raptor!
Living in south of Africa, how interesting!
Greetings Pia in Sweden