If you’ve read my previous post “Oundle red kites” you will know about the red kite nest not far from my house. Last week when I went along to see what was going on I shot some video with the D4 and also took a few stills. I hadn’t really looked at the still images until last night. I’ve decided to post a few here –
The video I compiled can be viewed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMhGoayQEH4
The last image is destined for the reject bin. I was observing the kites and I knew from the behaviour something was about to happen. Sure enough both kites landed in a nearby tree and began to mate. This lasted for less than a minute, unfortunately for me it was a windy day with swaying branches and leaves obscuring the view.
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