Brahminy Kite Takeoff

Short 5 sec video from this afternoons birding with Peter (batch2008).

This is a Brahminy Kite, one of a pair that are nesting in some wetlands I visited today.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 26th August 2009, This photo: 7:57pm

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  • SkattyKat said:
    did you frighten it David ?
    Thanks for sharing :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah, although their nest was in this tree (off camera to the left), and I suspect they did not want us there. We shot them in flight for a while before leaving them be.
  • accesser said:
    Making use of the video feature :-) very nice looking bird
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, although next time I need to setup manual exposure on the video with a faster shutter speed as if you go frame-by-frame the bird is blurred when it starts to move. I also need to fiddle less once the video has started ;-)
  • James Lagden said:
    Not been to the wetlands there. any good?
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad - not very wet at the moment ;-)
    Saw Kangaroos and the Kites, but not much else (magpie, butcherbird and an intermediate egret).