Whistling kite chick 2

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Whistling kite chick 2

I went back today to see if the little one was more active

Baby was on one side when I got there

Baby moved to the other side

One of the parents landed on a dead tree

All fluffed up

Flying away

This shows you how good my camo gear is. I was wearing my camo t-shirt and cap and had pressed myself into a spiky bush so the adults wouldn't see me if they came back to the nest. Two hares came along and started grazing about 2 metres away from me. THey didn't see me! I took this with my camera still set at 400 mm but the photo hasn't been cropped!

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Great shots again Birdgirl and nice find with the nesting Whistlings. Good idea with the camo and it obviously works if you got a hare that close.

Cheers, Owen.

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Adult above, more cropped

Woko's picture

Just a hare's breath away, Birdgirl!
Have you been attacked by the parent whistling kites during your visits or has your camouflage worked to perfection? I guess I'm wondering if whistling kites are like brown goshawks in defending their nest territory.

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No they haven't even thought about it. I skirt along the plants by the pond then stay back against a bush so they won't see me and stay away from their nest. THey are on a small farm, with livestock under their tree and the family house only about 80m away, with at least one small child living there

heva1's picture

Wow awsome birds and shots birdgirl, like the hare shot too! the whistling kites look kind of scruffy don't they? thanks for sharing:)

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best

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Very nice - always a pleasure to see chicks at the nest.

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