Tuesday, 29 September 2015

High as a Kite

Having travelled fairly widely over the past ten or so years, I've seen quite a few birds on quite a few continents, and one bird the Black-shouldered Kite (a.k.a Black-winged or White-tailed Kite depending which country you are in) I have managed to see on four continents - Asia, Africa, North America and Australasia, yet despite several trips to southern Spain, not Europe!  This trip, to Portugal and Spain which has the eventual aim of seeing wolves has started with a relaxing couple of days in Sebutal, and so it was quite a surprise when on the first evening, a Black-shouldered Kite glided across the road just outside the hotel and promptly landed on a telegraph post and stayed for a couple of photos.