Last week I shared some photos of my first sighting of a Pacific Baza. Well, yesterday, they were back!
This time I was able to see them much more closely as they were flying over our house a number of times and landing in the trees around our home. I am really happy with the quality of photos I have this time as I didn’t need to use a zoom lens. The photos in this post are of three different birds, whereas last time, I couldn’t tell if I was photographing the same bird over and over because they were so far away.
I counted four Pacific Bazas on this occasion, and from my observations, I think it may be a family with young ones, especially as two of them seemed a little smaller than the others and their wingspan didn’t look as large. I watched one of them fly over to the neighbour’s place and dive down and then fly overhead with something in their talons. It then perched on a tree branch and there was lots of calling and then another one followed it from branch to branch.
To see these birds in flight is just magnificent. They seem to float effortlessly overhead, gliding through the air with ease. It was beautiful to watch. I tried to take photos of them flying past but it was too difficult, so I gave up and just enjoyed the show.
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