Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Black Kite a Gate and Fence

Whilst our friends were here we visited a nature reserve with an extensive thirtyfive hectares of woodlands and farms, with rivers and ponds. We took the three kilometre long pathways, seeing many varieties of trees and plants. Along the way, wooden hides with benches to view the wildlife were numerous, as were the benches situated by the ponds and river, and I was thrilled to see so many wonderful species of birds, from raptors to water fowl, and wading birds to pheasants, however today, I would like to share the Black Kite.


The Black Kite   Milvus migrans
 


 


 


 


 


 


 
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50 comments:

matti juhani niilola said...

Hello. I was surprised how big hawk is. Great pictures.

Christine said...

Oh my but these are such fine photos of the black kite! So very handsome & formidable looking!
A lovely shot of the woven look fence too!
Enjoy your day!

Giga said...

Beautiful place for long walks, where you can also see the birds. Shown is great. Regards.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photos!!!

Tanya Breese said...

he's amazing! i love how he just sat there and posed for you!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous bird! love the mossy woods, too. thanks for the sweet fence!

Linda said...

Really beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I've never seen one! Super shots for us!!...:)JP

Teresa said...

Las fotografías te quedaron preciosas. Saludos.

Ida said...

The Black Kite is a gorgeous bird. Loved all the photos of it, especially the one where it's perched on the tree branch. Two great fence shots as well.

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Black Kite is an awesome bird. Great sighting and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Blogger Jedidja said...

Amazing bird's pictures and great wooden fences. I love them.
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Frank Boxell said...

I think I have only ever seen Black Kite high in the sky so your beautiful shots were a delight to view.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I could barely get beyond the images of the kite!!! Wow.

Beautiful, wonderful greenery with the fences too.

NatureFootstep said...

love your Black Kite and such a gorgeous place to visit :) I wish we had something like that.

carol l mckenna said...

What an awesome bird and fantastic photography!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Michelle said...

What a majestic bird! Great shots!

Lois said...

Wow! You really did get some wonderful pictures of that gorgeous bird.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

SO majestic...I love birds of prey :)

Nick Morgan said...

Wow, what a fantastic view of the black kite. That looks like a lovely nature reserve. I love the view of the mossy wall and fence.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great shots of that big raptor!
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Debbie said...

WoW-zers!!! what gorgeous, crisp/clear images these are!!! looks and sounds like a nice reserve and a wonderful place to walk!!!

Denise inVA said...

He is a powerful looking bird. Great photos!!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous Hawk and lovely fence.

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a very handsome bird!

Wendy said...

Lovely photos of such an impressive and beautiful bird.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would be thrilled to see the Black Kite! Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Len said...

How did you get such wonderful close ups of the Kite?

Anni said...

....and I continue to marvel at this kite. Incredible images.

Thank you very much for sharing this post with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You got some wonderful photos! He's beautiful! Hugs!

Tom said...

fabulous!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful pictures - strangely enough I was watching black kites yesterday - but no pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Irma said...

Beautiful series of photographs of the Black Kite.
All captured perfectly.
I wish you a beautiful Sunday.
Best regards, Irma

Bob Bushell said...

Gorgeous Black Kite, pretty.

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like the kind of place I could happily lose myself for a day or two!

Ela said...

Fantastic shots !!
Greetings

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Sounds like a very interesting place. You obtained marvelous images of the Black Kite!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Marvelous photos.. Congrats

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my goodness, the Kite pictures are just wonderful; what an elegant raptor! Beautiful portraits of him.

Marie C said...

Such a great place to visit! Fantastic shots of the black kite!

Adam Jones said...

What a wonderful looking bird.

Sharon Wagner said...

What a great sighting! He is majestic.

Nancy Chan said...

Great shots of Black Kite. Enjoyed the walk with you through your photos.

Anu said...

Wonderful photos and great bird!

Margaret Adamson said...

I have no idea why you did not see the video on WBW as it is there and also the link straight through to it is there. If you go onto Youtube and put the below in, you will see it. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBOOb1ifWuo

Helma said...

Great that you could photograph these black Kite!
Truly a beautiful bird of prey. He is ringed but that does not matter.
The beautiful gate stands in a beautiful wooded area. Well spotted.

Greetings

Stuart Price said...

Great find but is it not a Red Kite? Our Black Kites look a bit different to your one...........

Neil said...

Great photos of the Black Kite.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Happy weekend!

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