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Itsed65
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Feb 27, 2013 23:56 |  #1

Was down at my local park when this pair of kites was hunting along the creek banks

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Feb 28, 2013 03:40 |  #2

Beautiful shots.
I would have called it a black-winged if not for the eyes.
Does it hover?


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Feb 28, 2013 12:16 |  #3

love 'em!




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Feb 28, 2013 14:06 |  #4

REC500 wrote in post #15660442external link
Beautiful shots.
I would have called it a black-winged if not for the eyes.
Does it hover?

Thanks! Yes those red eyes are amazing, and yes they sure do hover. For a while it was almost posing for me, hovering for a good minute over one spot before diving down on an unlucky mouse.


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Feb 28, 2013 14:15 |  #5

Here is a hover shot from the next day. Same bird, same location.

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Feb 28, 2013 14:27 |  #6

Beautiful birds! Love number 2, it really stand out for me!


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