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Nighthound
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Jul 30, 2017 11:48 |  #1

I spent some time last weekend with the Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites in Allendale. The numbers were down from previous years but I finally managed a series of shots of a Swallow-tailed Kite perched. Two juvenile fledglings were calling for food and getting regular visits from the parents that were nearby catching insects in flight. The fledglings were able to fly very well but were taking advantage of the delivery service. It was difficult getting shots of the feeding since the incoming adult birds would block my view of the young birds and the feeding was over in a blink. The adult would fly off as soon as the food was taken by the young birds. Beautiful birds to observe and photograph.

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greyswan
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Jul 30, 2017 14:03 |  #2

Great series!


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Jul 30, 2017 14:14 |  #3

Always enjoy your post, Steve. Beautiful shots!


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Jul 30, 2017 15:31 |  #4

Great shots as always, Steve, and what gorgeous birds they are.


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Jul 30, 2017 15:55 |  #5

Wonderful shots!


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Jul 30, 2017 16:34 |  #6

Fantastic shots.




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Jul 30, 2017 16:49 |  #7

Gorgeous shots Steve. Love the sense of action one gets when you post several shots like this.


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Jul 30, 2017 18:10 |  #8

greyswan wrote in post #18414744 (external link)
Great series!

Thank you Chris.


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Jul 30, 2017 18:10 |  #9

ldn323 wrote in post #18414754 (external link)
Always enjoy your post, Steve. Beautiful shots!

Thanks Linh, likewise for sure.


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Jul 30, 2017 18:11 |  #10

CDMOOSE wrote in post #18414804 (external link)
Great shots as always, Steve, and what gorgeous birds they are.

Thanks Al, they really are a sight to see. The way they maneuver and feed in flight is incredible.


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Jul 30, 2017 18:12 as a reply to docg's post |  #11

Thank you Doc.


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Jul 30, 2017 18:13 |  #12

dm1215al wrote in post #18414852 (external link)
Fantastic shots.

Thank you.


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Jul 30, 2017 18:14 |  #13

Wallace River wrote in post #18414859 (external link)
Gorgeous shots Steve. Love the sense of action one gets when you post several shots like this.

Thanks Ian, I agree it helps tell the visual story of the experience.


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Jul 30, 2017 22:10 |  #14

These are all beautiful images. I especially like the angel on the flight shot.


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Jul 31, 2017 11:07 |  #15

for sure one of our coolest raptors. these are awesome shots


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