I’ve witnessed and photographed a Yellow-billed Kite feeding before, but it never gets old. Even if I once again didn’t get the actual snatching of the food as the handler tossed it high into the air.
Kites of all kinds grab their food with their feet while in flight then pass it to their mouths.
Imagine how much work it is to keep yourself fed this way.
The tossed beef pieces mimic the Kite’s natural diet of insects .
Yellow-billed Kite, Milvus aegyptius
Ted and I recently attended our fifth Photography Day at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awenda, SC. Photographers have an opportunity to take close-up images of a number of birds of prey as well as some flight demonstrations. As always the staff and volunteers provided a fun and educational experience.
The Center for Birds of Prey, Awanda, SC.
Photography Day, October 10, 2021