Thursday, 28 July 2011

Black Kite

Another first in July, I was driving back from grandad duties this evening when the mobile rang and who should be calling was John and Eva, a Black Kite was at Chapel Carn brea, this was Ideal as I was already on the road heading for Chapel Carn Brea, Arriving within five minutes I jumped out of the car and John immediately got me onto the bird. We had wonderful overhead views then two Ravens harried the Kite and away it went. I drove home, got the camera and returned to the location and was awarded further views of the Black Kite. The images are record shots but who cares, a first for me in Cornwall. I greatly appreciated the call as I missed the one over Drift Reservoir that hung around for three hours.


  1. Indeed doesnt matter about the quality you've captured a superb bird! Well done!

  2. Very well done! I have several record shots, but yours are much better. I captured a Cattle Egret the other day, and a Snowy Egret at Bowdoin, but they were so far away it was ridiculous...they're only good for record keeping.

  3. Stunning captures Sam,great record shots.
    Nice to see over the Cornish skies,well done.

  4. Great bird for your archives Sam, Good also to be in the right place at the right time eh?
    Well done. Adrian.