Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kites, untethered

The following photos are courtesy of Dane Adams, and he took them yesterday at the "Kite Day" covered in the previous post. I really appreciate his graciousness in allowing me to reproduce them here. Dane is a fabulous photographer, and these are great photos. Enjoy!

Adult Mississippi Kite, resplendent in tones of black, gray, and white. The bird is strikingly beautiful to us; it is a cicada's worst nightmare.

One of the two juvenile kites produced from the Hide-A-Way Hills nest.

A doting parent lands with a chitinous buzzing morsel of cicada to feed to little beggar.

Thanks again, Dane!

1 comment:

rebecca said...

Beautiful photos. I've never been lucky enough to see these (perhaps I will now that I've moved to Georgia) but I did get my life White-tailed Kite on a recent trip to California and was blown away by how gorgeous it was.