Black-shouldered-kite

Bird Photography Challenge #32: Black-Shouldered Kite

As we drive along country roads, we often observe falcons in flight, in particular the Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris).  Sometimes we pull over and stop to watch it as it hovers expertly, hunting for tasty morsels.  This handsome and graceful raptor is the subject of our #32 Bird Photography Challenge. What does it look…

Osprey

Bird Photography Challenge #27: Osprey

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, is a handsome fish-eating bird of prey. We saw this spectacular raptor in action during our recent Winter cruise in Queensland.  We were mesmerised by its fishing exploits, and amazed by the size of its nest, right on top of a rocky…