And just before you think I’ve run out of stuff to write about and am uploading a few older images.
These are from a visit this afternoon. I’ve been laid up at home in bed with the flu for most of the week. And EE decided that it was such a nice sunny afternoon, that I’d be allowed out for a bit of ‘fresh air’.
So down to 29 Mile we went. And there was mr casual, Orion, sitting on the usual post eating a usual mouse. Well obviously not the same mouse as before, but you get the idea.
Interestingly enough there was quite a track made through the long grass and marsh weed, by photographers tracking in and out over the weekend. EE says, if she’d have known it might have been a good place to sell hot scones and tea!
Orion seemed all the more oblivious to it all, and went through an entire preening and resting program with two photographers at arms length —so to speak. Well not quite, but in its relaxed way we enjoyed vicariously its company.
Here is a small sample of the afternoon. And yes, I do feel better from the fresh air.
4 thoughts on “Orion: The Kite of many poses”
G’day David, what a comprehensively wonderful collection of the Black-shouldered Kite’s pruning poses accompanied by your delightfully light and witty commentary!
Just what I need for my bedtime story. I hope your flu is well and truly gone.
Good night, Adam
I can commiserate with you, I got knocked out by the flu for a couple of days last week too. These are gorgeous pictures to come back to though! Orion has gorgeous eyes. I especially like that last picture where he’s stretching his wings.
Thank you for sharing these!
Thanks for sharing these impressive images. Glad you’re feeling better.
Lovely collection of shots of Orion. Sorry to hear you have been sick, but good to know you are out and about again.