Wednesday 6 May 2015

Black-winged Kite

Awesome patch find by Netta Atsili yesterday - a Black-winged Kite just outside the kibbutz! It was still there this morning for a record shot.

And on the way back from work, with much better light.
Love those red eyes.

What a bird!

From the worst blurred/out of focus shot ever this bird looks like the vociferus spp. - the Eastern spp that breeds in the Hula. The dark secondaries are a good indicator for this spp. but I'd like to get better flight views to confirm this.

Such a great raptor and an amazing find. Well done Netta!

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