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HanlieLr
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Blackshouldered Kites Mating

Unread postby HanlieLr » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:33 pm

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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Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:55 pm

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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Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:56 pm

By the way ,welcome to the forum ! :D
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Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:54 pm

welcome to the forum HanlieLr :D
interesting pictures for a magnificent little bird of prey :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:21 pm

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:

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Re: Blackshouldered Kites Mating

Unread postby corne3006 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:16 pm

Wonderful photo for a leisure drive around the West Coast. Well done HanlieLr!


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