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Tue 13 Apr 2004

Black shouldered kites (Elanus caeruleus) - a photo story

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After recces in late 2003 - early 2004 revealed a suitable nesting pair of Black-shouldered kites, these photographers collaborated to observe, photograph and write an article: Singapore's Fabulous Kites, Part 1 & Part 2, by Vincent Quek, Graeme Guy & Dennis Ho is available at the webpage of the Nature Photographic Society (S).

The article includes not only hints for photographing birds of prey but also how the team worked together and and their observations of parent and fledgling kites over several weekends providing an additional dimension to the photography.

I found the photos breath-taking so I wrote in for permission to feature the article and some of their photos. You see here cropped images from their webpage showing the hide they initially used when the chicks were very young, the chicks in their nest, an adult in flight and an adult with a rat prey in its talons. See the articl for the complete story and photos.

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