Yellow-billed Kite

Raptor Kills

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Yellow-billed Kites arrive as an event each year. They announce the change from Winter to Spring all across the Southern African skies. And when they hunt, they display their true skill as raptor in the wide variety of flying snacks they latch onto. Sometimes large flocks will congregate around an emerging termite nest. Watching them swoop and snag such comparatively tiny prey can entertain me for hours. Grabbing a shot with a kite locked into position to catch a fluttering termite is pure pleasure.