Yellow Billed Kite - Click To Enlarge

Yellow Billed Kite

This bird lives on dragon flies. It is a raptor, size of maybe a Cooper Hawk, and catches dragon flies in the air. They need to snatch a lot of bugs to keep going.

Yellow Billed Kite - Click To Enlarge
Yellow Billed Kite – Click To Enlarge

It gets better though. The catch all the dragon flies with their claws, in mid air. The shot above shows this bird eating in mid flight (small piece of chicken thrown high).

Yellow Billed Kite - Click To Enlarge
Yellow Billed Kite – Click To Enlarge
Yellow Billed Kite - Click To Enlarge
Yellow Billed Kite – Click To Enlarge

Kites are incredibly agile, turning and twisting in tiny circles. For a photographer this bird is almost as hard to capture as a falcon.

 

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