Whistling Kite - Black Swan Lake WA

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Linton
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Whistling Kite - Black Swan Lake WA

First time on BIB. I am an enthusiast with a camera. Love discovering local wild life. Not an expert by any stretch of the imagination I rely heavily on Simpsons Feild Guide and sites like this to ID my finds. A couple of recent shots a our local Whistling Kite. Got some local Ospreys on my list later.  

Woko
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Nice, Linton. And welcome to the forum.

WhistlingDuck

Welcome to the forum Linton - you have great shots there of the whisting kite in flight and at the nest. 

Linton
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Thankyou. 

Linton
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Thanks, we are lucky to have some lakes and wetlands with all manner of bird life here. Patience and percerverence paid off. 

Greyson
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nice shots, and welcome.

Linton
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Thanks Greyson. 

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A great morning for hunting, good vis. low wind. Both were active today. I have seen these guys actively hunting other small birds in flight. Cant quite the shutter onto it yet. Maybe one day. 

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Off for the hunt. 

WhistlingDuck

Great photos and interesting observations

Woko
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Another habitat photo. Beautiful!

Linton
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Spotted the chick today. 

laza
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Lovely shots mate especially that chick one 

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

Linton
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Chick almost ready for test flight I think. 

alcatraz
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Great stuff Linton! Love the chick shot!

Devster
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Welcome to the group Linton.

Thanks for sharing your great shots. Love Rapters.

What gear are you currently running?

alcatraz
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Welcome Linton. Nice shots! Look forward to sharing in your birding journey.

Linton
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Thanks Devster, I am useing a Canon 80 D and with a Tamron 18 - 400 lens. 

Devster
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How do you find the 18-400 lens?

My mum was looking for something a bit smaller than her 150-600 Tamron lens for when she goes overseas.

Linton
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The Tamron 18 - 400 is a great all round lens without the bulk of the larger telephoto lenses. ( I have a 120 -400 on my older sony system, a great monster of a thing) It gives great flexability and the quality of the images is very good. I know this type of lens attracts its critics but for the enthusiast looking to have a  go at anything for fun, it is a great lens that negates the need to change lenses letting in dust and other rubbish into your expensive camera body too.  

How do you find the 18-400 lens?

My mum was looking for something a bit smaller than her 150-600 Tamron lens for when she goes overseas.

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