Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Swallow Tail Kites

Swallow Tail Kite both
This morning I heard a very rare sound but still vaguely familiar sound. When I rushed out front to investigate I found to my delight two Swallow Tail Kites in our Pine tree!

Swallow Tail Kite close roost
I was able to record a few images of them preening on the high branches before these shy birds felt I was to close and took flight.

Swallow Tail Kite away
I tried my best to to get a good vantage point to capture them as they flew away but they were too quick.

Swallow Tail Kite flying high
They fly with ease and in no time they were hundreds of feet above!