Saturday, April 28, 2012
Out of the studio
Brahminy Kite, (I think). Most days for the past three weeks I've enjoyed watching this bird gracefully soar on air currents with what appears like little effort. Slight movements in the angle of it's tail feathers resulted in smooth loops over the native scrub around the house. On occasions the resident magpies would try to assert their territorial space, a bit of a David and Goliath situation as far as scale was concerned. We've had a lot of large grasshoppers (locust) in the garden this year and this is what I think the Kite caught as it swooped feet outstretched against the outer branches and tree tops outside my studio.