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Egret Flying
Egret Flying
Species: Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong > Egret Flying

Sun Through Feet
I like the sun lighting through the skin on the feet and the tail feathers. The bands on the leg are quite clearly visible.
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > New Zealand > Sun Through Feet

Albatross Descending
I like the big bands on it's foot - those are there to recognize an individual without having to capture him/her.
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > New Zealand > Albatross Descending

Turkey Vulture Circling
The white and black contrast on the underside of the wings is quite striking.
Species: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Galiano May Day > Turkey Vulture Circling

Turkey Vultures Flying By
Turkey Vultures Flying By
Species: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Seaside Oregon > Turkey Vultures Flying By

Belted_Kingfisher
This is a three image composite (in photoshop). I don't own a long lens so this is the best I can do.
Species: Megaceryle alcyon (Belted Kingfisher)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > January 2014 > Belted_Kingfisher

Short Eared Soaring
Short Eared Soaring
Species: Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > February 2013 > Short Eared Soaring

Black Eared Kite Turning
I really wasn't expecting to take photos of this bird - that is why the exposure is so off. I was walking in the area (actually taking photos of butterflies) and the bird flew - much further away than a bird in Vancouver does. I shot with what was set. Shooting a dark bird against an overcast sky is always a poor idea.
Species: Milvus migrans lineatus (black-eared kite)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Black Eared Kite Turning

Black Eared Kite
There were lots of large predators flying around the shores in Sai Kung. I believe I saw an Osprey at a long distance. The Black-eared Kites were by far the most common - later in the day I saw at least 10 from our position on the boat.
Species: Milvus migrans lineatus (black-eared kite)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Black Eared Kite

Two Vultures Circling
Two Vultures Circling. The internet has changed things. Back in the day, after a day of taking photos, I would hit the books and look up each bird I saw using the local guide books. Now I can use google images to find unique features and then work backwards to be sure I have the correct species.
Species: Sarcogyps calvus (Red-headed Vulture, Asian King Vulture)

John Harvey Photo > India > Corbett NP > Two Vultures Circling

Soaring
Yes, the wings are in focus, not the eyes. My bad.
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > New Zealand > Soaring

Red-Wattled Lapwing Flying By
We really pissed this bird off by being here - it flew circles around us for the whole time.
Species: Vanellus indicus (Red-Wattled Lapwing)

John Harvey Photo > India > Ranthambore > Red-Wattled Lapwing Flying By