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Exercise, Kite

Yellow-billed Kite, feeding and exercise.

Exercise, Kite
Exercise, Kite

Yellow-billed Kites are from Southern Africa, but have the same feeding habits as my local Mississippi and Swallow-tailed Kites. They catch prey, and eat it, in flight.

Exercise, Kite
Exercise, Kite

Here feeding is done by tossing small pieces of meat high in the air, the bird must catch it to eat. He doesn’t miss very often.

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk, but there are 14 different sub-species. A common name is simply a ‘Redtail’ or ‘Chicken Hawk’, which is an old time description best as I can tell.

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

This one was on the ground when Ellen spotted him. He flew up and made two quick stops then was gone.

No time for anything but these shots.

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Around here these are pretty big raptors and easily get confused with young Bald Eagles.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.