Soaring Swallow-tailed Kites

On one of our trips to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida we saw quite a few Swallow-tailed Kites flying above us. They were fun to see soaring as we were walking the trails. Usually they were really high up in the sky or far off in the distance so we never got good images of them. But the images here are from one visit when they were soaring right above us near the parking lot. They were still really high above us but I thought they were still interesting images. All images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter on a Canon 1DmkIV.

5 Comments on “Soaring Swallow-tailed Kites

  1. One of my favorite birds – one drifted quite far out of its way several years ago and ended up here in the Midwest (near U of I campus) – caused quite a stir for us Midwest birders. Amazing how they eat (dragonflies) while gracefully gliding through the sky.

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