31 August 2013

Brahminy Kite

I WISH I'd seen this, but I didn't.

Both these photos had been taken by cyber-friend Maggie from Nthn. Qld,  whilst doing a short term working stint on Palm Island recently.  Maggie writes: Palm Island is near Ingham, in a group of islands called the Orpheus group.



It is a beautiful island with rainforest, eucs, paperbark swamp, beaches... it was part of the mainland until the end of the last ice age so it has a lot more wildlife than a coral quay... there are feral horses and pigs all over the place but also possums, wallabies, bandicoots, pythons and lots of birds.  My bird list so far has 17 species on it and I am sure there are many more.


Thanks Maggie for allowing me to share your great Brahminy Kite; I totally love it.


Later edit: Please visit Snap Happy Online to see a fabulous dragonfly from Northern Qld., also sent from Maggie


17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! what a striking bird!!! thanks for sharing her sighting!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful bird, Carole.
Great that you this can show, from Maggie.
Greetings Irma

eileeninmd said...

Wow, beautiful Kite! your friend has some awesome photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

Jeanne said...

Quite an amazing photo of this gorgeous bird! Can't really tell the size of this bird, but looks similar to an eagle to me in color. Have a great weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole wonderful bird. I have seen it flying over when my daughter lives near Etty BAyadn this is where a pair usually nest.

DeniseinVA said...

Splendid looking birds, great shots and a great post. Thanks Carole :)

Isidro Ortiz said...

Buenas capturas de esta bonita rapaz.Un abrazo

Brian King said...

That's a gorgeous raptor! She took beautiful photos!

diane b said...

Wow what a beautiful bird. I've never seen a Kite in a tree only circling in the air. Palm Is is unfortunately famous for aboriginal unrest and a death in custody case.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Just be patient. You'll get your chance ;-)
Great shots by your friend!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

Montanagirl said...

What a beautiful bird - and story!!

Horst in Edmonton said...

A beautiful Bird of Pray.

Carole M. said...

glad you've each enjoyed seeing the fabulous Brahminy Kite from Maggie. Gert - I'll have to travel much further north along the coast before I get to be lucky enough to see one of these. Maybe 'one day' .....

Joe said...

Beautiful bird.

Helma said...

Wow ... what a beautiful pictures of this bird of prey. They are made in the rainforest by a geode friend of yours. Who do you know these pictures myself again :-)

Joop Zand said...

WOW....you have made lovely photos of this bird.

Greetings, Joop

Chris Rohrer said...

Another cool bird! There are so many birds out there. I'm afraid that eventually, I'll get them all confused!:)