Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight

Yellow-billed Kite, Feeding Sequence

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.

Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight
Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight

Kites of all kinds grab their food with their feet while in flight then pass it to their mouths.

Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight
Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight

Imagine how much work it is to keep yourself fed this way.

Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight
Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight

The tossed beef pieces mimic the Kite’s natural diet of insects .

Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight
Yellow-billed Kite Catching Food In Flight

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

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