Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday White-Tailed Kite Blogging

White-Tailed Kite - Point Reyes  2016

As I pulled into a parking space at the Drake's Estero trailhead I noticed this very dramatic bird sitting on a post directly in front of the car. The creature sat patiently while I retrieved my Olympus EM-10 with a 14-150 lens attached. Naturally I used the full 150mm of zoom (300mm equiv.). Still, one can see that the lens, while admirable for landscape photos, is not really meant for birding: the photo has had to be severely cropped.

And, of course I was unable to identify my bird, finally relying once again on Barbara who immediately nailed it. A white-tailed kite!

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