Friday, February 1, 2013

Blue skies and a Yellow-billed Kite

Blue skies over the camp this week (Can you spot the bird?)

Returning from a birding drive last Sunday, Grant stopped just inside the mine gate for me to photograph this beautiful sky and the bird in the bare tree.

Yellow-billed Kite

The Yellow-billed kite is distinguished from the other very common Black Kite, by its bright yellow bill, brown ear coverts and deeply forked tail. Yellow-billed kites are very common with a high-pitched shrill whinnying call.
A striking bird against the vibrantly blue East African sky

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  1. Oh, gorgeous, Jo, and an amazing blue sky. I've never seen a kite (the bird kind) but mention of them always makes me think of Rudyard Kipling.
    Luv, K

  2. Nice shots of this striking bird.

  3. Wonderful shots. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

  4. Very beautiful photos of a bird,Jo !Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

  5. Others may disagree, but we have the most beautiful skies in Africa

  6. Wow JO, great shots of the Kite! And your sky is such a pretty blue. Thanks for sharing your skies, happy skywatching!

  7. The bird looks real impressive !

  8. Beautiful bird --and I love those blue skies.

    Hope you have a good weekend. We finally got some SNOW this morning... Yeah!!! BUT--it was 10 degrees when I got up early today...


  9. Your amazing blue sky is just as impressive as the kite! Very nice. Looks like you're having beautiful weather.

  10. The Yellow-billed kite is quite majestic-looking, especially against the blue, blue sky.


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