We’ve posted about the Brahminy Kite before but we wanted to revisit these cool birds as we had the opportunity to catch two of them in action. In fact, it’s the beginning of the season for raptors so we are looking forward to seeing more and more birds of prey!
If you’re wondering what LongKang means, it is a colloquial term that means “drain” in Malay. These pictures were taken above a LongKang just outside our house.
Dagger-eyes checking out prey in the vicinity
Initiating landing sequence…
…opening wing flaps…
…steady as she goes…
Bird’s eye view
Fight me, leaf (yes that’s a leaf in its talons) (we have no idea why)
Die, evil leaf
Trying to look respectable after the incident
Looking for my mate
We’re not all stealth and talons!! We can be cute too!!
A fine couple
For once, we managed to get a good look at the kite’s back in flight