Ending on a high...

July 21, 2008

We had finished the day’s birding at Ragihalli, and were wending our way homewards when I said, “So sad, we haven’t seen a single raptor yet, apart from the BLACK KITE.” So immediately this ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD flew out over the road near the first gate/watchtower…

oriental honey buzzard in flight

and went to settle itself on first one tree,

oriental honey buzzard on tree bg 200708

And then on an acacia tree:

oriental honey buzzard on acacia tree 200708

What beautiful bird it is….it satisfied my wish to see a bird of prey in all its majesty!