Swallow-tailed Kite

Posted by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:41 am

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A rare vagrant in our area, had only a handful report ever since they
keep track of birds in Ontario. Had to take the 250 km round trip twice but finally I managed to see it on the second trip.

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by Gene Gwin on Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08 am
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Karl, Have never seen one, thanks for sharing. A truly striking bird!

by david fletcher on Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:52 am
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Wonderful sighting Karl and a beautiful tribute to the effort you put in to get this.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:54 am
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I'm sure it was worth it to see one of these beautiful raptors, Karl!

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by Todd Bauer on Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:36 pm
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Beautifully exposed bird in the sky. Wonderful.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:39 pm
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What a great find, definitely worth the trip.
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by Scott Fairbairn on Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:28 pm
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Spectacular Karl!

by paul fletcher on Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:28 pm
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An excellent photo of as you say, a very rare bird in our Province. I am curious as to where you had to travel, to see and photograph the Kite.
Always special to see a rarity, but obtaining a great image, must be most satisfying !

by Cindy Marple on Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:26 pm
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Wow what a beautiful shot of this rarity! Really nice pose captured.

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:59 am
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Wow- worth the trip, I'd say! A gorgeous shot of this rarity.
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by Moby Dick on Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:48 am
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Wonderful wing position and head turn.

by ADKShooter on Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:48 pm
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Terrific shot of this rarity in your region. Sometimes great images are made in direct proportion to the effort made to obtain them. Glad you succeeded.

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