This Black Kite is such a confident aviator, that it can preen as it flies.
Bored from following a tractor in the field, it decided a little cleanup time was in order.
What staggers me is the amount of brain power going on to keep the right side up, going in the correct direction, finding the feathers in the breeze and figuring it all out ‘on the fly’.
The second shot – the headless one- shows if you look closely out from the top wing rhs a feather that has been discarded.
Definitely don’t try this at home.