Black-Shouldered Kite Landing sequence

I spotted this guy at the last minute and rattled off a few shots as he was landing.

Figuring it made for a nice sequence, I've done a quick and dirty septych of the shots.

Gold Scrub Lane, North Pine Dam, Samsonvale, Qld.

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View all photos taken: Tuesday, 11th August 2009, This photo: 9:42am


  • James Lagden said:
    Good morning there then.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah saw Superb Fairy-wrens, Red-backed Fairy-wrens, Variegated Fairy-wrens, a pair of (I think) Striped Honeyeaters, a Rufous Whistler and the usual waterbirds.
  • sheelz said:
    Great shots thanks for sharing your experience.
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Nice shot to bring up your 2,000th shot on flickr.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Is it ? Hmm, I'll be. ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    2000 eh ?? A nice neat number David - now you can stop showing off !!
    Nahhh keep em coming pleaseeee - just love your work :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well 2000 public ones anyway ;-)
    Thanks Kath :)
  • maasha said:
    He is facing the wrong way!
  • David de Groot said:
    This is indeed an unfortunate fact. I was however constrained by the two rusty barbed wire fences and shoulder height grass between me and where I should have been.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great work Dave.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    That's pretty neat Dave, great perch :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane :) Would have been better from the front, but you take what you can when it comes to animals.
    Thanks Pete :)
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    That is so cool, especially in Large.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mitch :)