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Swallow-tailed Kite

Posted by Lew Scharpf on September 11, 2013 at 11:34 pm
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This striking, incredibly graceful Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) took my breath away as the bird swooped over a field catching and eating insects on the wing. I selected the rarities gallery for this bird because this is the first time in many years that we have seen this bird in Lee County, Alabama. Camera: Nikon D300s; Lens: Nikkor 300 mm f/2.8; Teleconverter: Nikon TC20-E III Teleconverter 2.0x