I had to go no farther than my backyard to take these photos. I’ve been hearing the high pitched kite call so grabbed my binoculars and quickly spotted a Mississippi Kite at the top of a pine tree across the fairway. This raptor has the prettiest face! And such a stately presence too, right?
I used my monopod to steady the long shot. Should have used the tripod for better stability but these are decent after some Snapseed editing.
There was a second Kite that landed on the branch. Looks like the two are having a relaxed chat.