Black Kite (milvus nigrans)
I have to say that I find the Kite family magnificent birds and I get a great deal of pleasure at watching them effortlessly swooping and soaring in the skies above. They really are masters of the sky.
This one is a resident at my favourite place, the Hawk Conservancy Trust nr Andover.
I had to attempt to change the BG as the bird was captured against a totally bland,uninteresting and featureless sky and to that end I decided also to crop in very close. I like it and I hope you may.
Most grateful and very appreciative of course for all the c/c's given to the Hooded Vulture.