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 Post subject: Blackshouldered Kites Mating
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:33 pm 
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1. I was driving in the West Coast National Park on Sunday 1 September and stopped to photograph a Blackshouldered Kite :-

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2. Out of nowhere, a male Kite appeared in my view finder:-

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3. The mating was very quick and I only had time for this ONE photo !!!! :-

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To witness this act and to photograph it absolutely made my day.

Was I lucky or was it being at the right place at the right time?

Something I will remember for a long time.

Kind regards to all

Hanlie


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 Post subject: Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:55 pm 
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As often; it's a matter to be at the rigt place at the right moment but also as you did to be prepared for any event
Nice shot HanlieLr :clap: :clap:
I do understand this sighting made your day :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:56 pm 
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By the way ,welcome to the forum ! :D

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:54 pm 
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welcome to the forum HanlieLr :D
interesting pictures for a magnificent little bird of prey :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:21 pm 
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HanlieLr, welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing these great images. :clap:

It is not anyone that will have a sighting like this. The rule is, when on the road, especially the West Coast, one need to have your camera handy. :thumbs_up:

Great :cam: :cam: :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Wonderful photo for a leisure drive around the West Coast. Well done HanlieLr!


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