Toward the end of last year, a pair of Black-shouldered Kites— we named them Kitty and Kalev-the Brave— set up and successfully fledged three young.
Well, they are back! Or so it seems. Of course they could be completely different birds, but given their relaxed and settled manner, and the way they interact, I’d be pretty certain that we are looking at Kitty and Kalev-the Brave.
Now Bernie the Brown Falcon has a tree in the area that commands a great view across the park and the riverside. And that is the real estate that Kitty has chosen for her nest, and as the Brown Falcons have already setup at the other end of the paddock, it seems that the Black-shouldered Kites are not only in possession, but already down to the business of house building.
And of course Kalev, is pretty busy finding mice to power her up for the weeks ahead.
For those that travel by The Office, try looking in the first large tree near the carpark entrance. The rest should be, well, self-explanatory.
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Wow, David what a privilege to watch this take place. Your shots are quite unique. Thanks for sharing:-)
G,day AB. It is as you say a great privilege. We has a quite an interesting learning experience with them last year. Her nest site this year does not quite give us the best photography, but then she didn’t really ask for my advice!
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Whoa. Mate, super sharp photos… but whats with that blue screen in the background???
Given its a grey day and bucketing down with rain here today, I guess I lucked. Shot most of them with a polarascreen on the lens.
Care to tell me what a plorascreen is? Never heard of it – and even Mr. Google can’t tell me anything about it.
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Only if you tell me why I can’t ‘Reply’ on my blog to your comment!
Actually a bit of typo. Should have been Polarscreen.
Old habit of calling a Polarising Filter, by the name we used to use back in the olden days when it was a piece of sheet material, and didn’t come in those fancy expensive, metal rings.
You sort of had to turn it about, get the right polarisation and then stick it on the lens with tape.
Hope that explains.
Indeed it does. Thanks!
And sorry, I’ve got no idea why you can’t reply to my comment on your blog. One of those technical mysteries! And since it’s your blog, I’ll leave it to you to solve – something to occupy you now that winter’s back.
Today I can Reply. Never understand this high tech age. Funnily enough I can ‘Reply’ to my first comment.
Keep takin’ pictures. We do!