Monday, September 14, 2015

A Square-tail in the Blue

Square-tailed Kite

North of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

August 2015

Another exciting raptor seen with Kevin Williams on my August visit home. Unfortunately, it was a bit high but these are my best shots of this species since 1994. That's what you get when you live away. I have sighted them high and far away on other occasions but failed to get any shots at those times.

This one also seemed to be carrying nesting material which is good. Notice how long those wings are and the huge primaries. They are a unique Australian species and certainly not common. A nice encounter indeed!

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