to bad he wasn't closer to you, he is a real beauty. i like the shape of his head
He looks terrifying in that third one! Where's Hitchcock when you need him
I think these are good photos. I had a chance to photograph a bird like this in my province this summer.
Cool looking bird ...
As soon as I leave here, I'm going to go look up "Kite"
Tex, a Kite! Wow, what a cool yard bird.. It would be a lifer for me.. Sorry the conditions was not better for the photos..Awesome sighting.. Happy Sunday!
We have them down here all summer though I don't think we had as many this year as previous years. Their already gone wherever it is they go for the winter.
A great bird to have on your property. Pity about the weather conditions but he may come back on a beter day. Be ready!
Beautiful bird, even if not very colorful. I hope you got some rain out of those clouds. :-)
We think they are very atmospheric shots. We nearly had a kitten once when we spotted one sitting on the fence in our back garden. Have a serene and easy Sunday.Best wishes Molly
Cool effects! He's a regal looking bird:@)
Despite the lighting issues (always a challenge for me) you still portray this regal bird well. Especially in the final images.
It really does look more like a B & W photo, but still looks great.
A very handsome raptor! I like his choice of trees, too!
it looks has a strong beak. amazing
Cool Facts The Mississippi Kite often attacks people who venture too close to its nest, especially in urban areas. ~
Had a Mississippi kite once, but it was made of paper and had quite a tail. hehehehe Sorry.
Almost looks like a ghost hawk!
You are so knowledgeable about critters of all kinds...
we had a kite stop by the other day. it perched on a limb above our birdfeeders. it was a large onenice pic, mi amiga
I liked seeing this bird even if the shooting was difficult under his color and the sky.
The last one is my favorite. :)
He looks quite bold. I don't know if we have them in these parts.
Ah, your gray skies look like the northwest -- well, not today, we're having SUNSHINE!! Great looking bird!
A great shot from across the pond. I never heard of a Kite bird. he looks magnificent.Hugs,JB
Morning, what a great looking bird, never even heard about it before. Thanks for sharing, Blessings Francine.
Very nice shots. I have never seen one of those, I really doubt if I ever will so it is nice to see them here.
Good enough shots to see what it looks like. Beautiful bird - lovely form, almost regal.
Lovely photos! Beautiful bird :)
Very ominous shots. Love them!MersadMersad Donko Photography
Wow! So stately and purposeful he looks!
I don't think they are crappy.. I think they are soft and otherworldly. Very pretty.
My first time to see one! He is beautiful!Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/?s=The+Adventures+of+Fuzzy+and+Boomer&submit=Search http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
Wow ! Really great shots !
gorgeous shots my friend!love the bird and your gray skies! xo
Don't beat yourself up! This happens sometimes! The photos aren't as bad as you think. He's a gorgeous bird.
A very interesting bird. Don't feel bad...things with black and white contrast are hard to photo as the camera wants to compensate for them and turn it all into a gray sludge. Not that yours is a gray sludge, they are quite lovely and it sets a pensive mood. You did good Tex.
Still, you got to see it. That's great!
I quite like all the greyness. It sort of makes the bird a bit more menacing.
That's an interesting looking bird!
Wow!!A kite!!Gorgeous shots Tex!You can see it even with the grey sky!Dimi...
I don't think I've ever seen one! He looks quite strong!
he reminds me of a few birds blended together. cool last photo. :)
grey on grey with a few darker lines, almost a colourwash quilt Lovely. Cheers, Jean
Handsome bird! I hope he comes back another day.
Nice catchs, wonderful!
Hi Theresa, What a fabulous bird of prey. I have seen only one (at the lake home in TN). Have a wonderful coming week!
T, an interesting bird! It's most problematic shooting against that bright sky!
Fantastic results. I am delighted with them. Greetings.
You did the best you could with these. Loved seeing another raptor!
Neat birds. I assume they hover high in the air looking for prey like whatever kite it is we have here.
Don't think I have seen one of those either..I need to go to bird id school
Have never seen one of these before. Looks like he is all business!I feel for you with the gray skies; that's 95% of our skies here in Indiana. Hope you're having a good weekend. Lindy
Mighty fine bird and the photos look good to me.Enjoy your day!Peace :)
In spite of the lack of color and details, or perhaps because of it, the images show an unusually strong design.
I have never heard of Kite birds. I am going to google it.
Hey, but you got to see it and you got photos! And the photos are not that bad anyway!
Wow - a ghost bird of prey - look at that sharp, curved beak!
These photos are ok with me. You got the opportunity to take them !
I, on the other hand, do not think they are crappy photos at all!! This is one bird I'd LOVE to spot and photograph...I'm in complete envy here!Thanks, Ms. T, for sharing your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'
I've only seen kites a few times and have never been able to get a picture so I loved these. They're very distinctive and easy to identify even for an amateur like I am. Now if only they'd come closer and hold stiller.
I've never seen one thanks for sharing . If it was a bright sunny day he might have got lost in the sun rays. I think they are pretty good.
That picture of the Mississippi kite is excellent!
What a great sighting!
You did a great job with black and white, specially the last one.
He is a beauty! I've never heard of a Mississippi Kite. I think you did a great job capturing him.
Great kite, looks like a interesting species.
Beautiful bird. I've looked for them around here, but haven't seen one yet...perhaps soon. Have a great week!
Beautiful shots! That's a rare bird around here. My husband calls them the ghost birds.
I like the pictures fine. Never heard of that bird.
At first glance I thought it was a Bald Eagle, but then realized it wasn't. It's much smaller, for one thing. I've never seen one like this before. He's a beauty!
Cool bird! I suspect its blending helps it to hunt.
hey at least you got images of him and I think you did great for how far away he probably was. He's a handsome fellow.
Dearest Theresa,Now, put that indigo bunting out of your mind and see the simple beauty of this one. Lovely photos and sometimes less is more!Hugs,Mariette
Well, I'd say you sure know how to line up those crappy croppy photos to look like one branch full of gray birds...looks good to me.Have a great week, Theresa.
The lines and the visage come out loud and clear, Tex!ALOHA from HonoluluComfortSpiral =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>
I love the moodiness of those photos... and I've never seen a Kite before.
The last two images are really nice. Why show them all if you aren't happy with them?
Do they have a tendency to rebel against having a length of string tied to one of their legs like all of the other kites I have ever tried to fly?
Might not be the best picture in the world but you did get pictures of a Mississippi Kite! So are you up to 100 in the number of bird species you've seen at the Run*A*Round Ranch yet? I seem to recall you were getting really close a few months ago.
Almost monochrome. Looks lovely!
Oh, Kite is it、, Eileen gave me the name♪Love the tone of these pictures, Theresa.Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
Gorgeous! A beautiful bird!
Well captured the beauty!
I don't know if I've ever seen one of these. He's an interesting bird.
I have seen one of these, along the Mississippi River up North here. Awesome bird.
Looks positively deadly.
Crappy photos, oh well... A beautiful bird, yes.
Your crappy, croppy phots are hauntingly beautiful :)
Welcome Tex!Great pictures of birds.
You set yourself to high standards, woman! We don't all need to see professional photos! I figure it is proof, and that is the important thing!
It was nice for it to show up for a photo op! Maybe it'll return on a sunnier day. We can still tell what it looks like. :)
I feel a sense of nature's poetry rising from these photos. I like them.
I like the B&W. MB
He doesn't need color to make him beautiful.
"Crappy, croppy" had to laugh.. you have such a way with words. I don't think they're crappy at all.. catching that bird was a feat of excellence!
Very nice!There is a kite that visits the hill we live on every afternoon. I love they way they are able to hover over the spot while hunting.
Interesting bird! I've never heard of a Mississippi Kite. I learn more about birds just visiting you here! :-)
Beautiful photos of a gorgeous bird. Your photos would make a pretty wall grouping.Thanks for sharing.
Is this a kite? Swallowtail or Mississippi? Sorry, I couldn't read all the comments. He's a beauty. Reminds me of some type of falcon.
You have to love them, don´t you?
Well I liked them anyway.
As a child I'd look at birds atop trees and telephone wires and wonder what they were thinking. :)
Since I've never seen one before I enjoyed your photos!
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