Saturday, April 15, 2017

Swallow Tailed Kite

I went to the Farmer's Market this week and they had fresh Florida organic peaches! They were perfectly ripe and smelled amazing! So I bought all my fresh veggies and fruits and headed to Sholom Park to walk. I had a plan! I would eat a peach and then take a really fast paced walk! I stood next to my car....la la la....enjoying my peach and the beauty of the sky! When lo and behold I looked up and saw a Swallow Tailed Kite!


The race was on! I walked (this would be the fast paced part of my exercise plan) to the back of park and looked out over this field.


There they were! Two of them!


I zoomed as much as I could and then cropped my photos. 


 (landing gear only partially down!!!)


After a dozen or so photos, I walked some more. 


And don't worry, I found a trash can for my peach pit! heehee!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

37 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the fresh organic peach sounds delicious. The Swallow-tailed Kite is gorgeous. Awesome flight shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Arlene Grimm said...

Oh now I want a peach cobbler Diane!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A juicy fresh peach and beautiful birds! Now that's the way to enjoy a day! Hugs!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a beautiful bird! I didn't know they grew peaches in Florida!

Jeanie said...

Those peaches sound to die for. It will be a long time before we get a good peach up here!

Beautiful bird images!

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome shots of the birds in flight ~ beautiful ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Christine said...

Happy Easter Diane! Great walk with the bonus of seeing these two in flight!

A Colorful World said...

YUM on that peach! But this would have been a post (if done by me) of "I saw these two kits and ran to get my camera but was too late!" :-) Your photos are amazing! Have a blessed Easter.

Nora said...

Wow those Kite photos are amazing. Those flying shots are really hard to get. Good Job!

Linda said...

What a beautiful bid! Peaches, a walk, and a bird photo shoot! Doesn't get any better than that!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Amazing photos Diane. I can almost taste that peach and feel the juice dripping on my chin. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

it's cool crossing paths with a species you don't expect

happyone said...

The peach sounds delicious.
Wonderful shots of the Swallow Tailed Kites.

Lowcarb team member said...

A fresh organic peach, now that does sound delicious...
Your photographs are lovely and that blue sky is amazing.

Sending my good wishes for a Happy Easter - enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Susie said...

Diane, Great bird photos. I love the smell of ripe peaches. Wishing you a blessed Easter Sunday. xoxo, Susie

Rose said...

Really amazing captures....wish I had been there to see them.

Gina said...

Diane, such amazing birds. So graceful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Can't believe what a great shot you got! Bravo!

Jane x

Linda said...

Well done!

Mildred said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, Diane. These pictures are just gorgeous. I would love a fresh peach. Looks like you had a marvelous day for a walk. God bless you both.

BeachGypsy said...

well that was just being in the right place at the exact right time!!! great shots there! And so neat you saw TWO! Hope y'all are having a lovely holiday weekend....the weather here is so nice and not hot at all. I'm up and around but still not 100% at all and just doing the best I can---I'm AWFUL SLOW....ha ha LOL Happy Easter my friend!

♥Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'♥ said...

What a treat, what a treat!! Both the peach and the kites [I'm drooling over both].

Thank you so much for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' and sharing this with us over the weekend this week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Diane...I am in awe of the flight shots ....I see those wonderful kites, , but they never ever land ... and I am too slow to catch them on the wing! Thanks for sharing yours.

Gordon said...

Great shot of the Kite , I've only had distant sightings.
Gordon.

marcia said...

A PEACH?!?! We went everywhere looking for some last week and not one. Yeah I'm jealous. ;)
Beautiful pictures, my friend. Glad you looked up.
Happy Easter, sis.
xoxo

Cloudia said...

What a fabulous morning!

cucki said...

wow so beautiful.
love and hugs x

Geraldine said...

what a wonderful, uplifting (no pun intended) post, Diane!!!

I love organic peaches, sounds great. they are difficult to get in the stores here in Canada, such a limited season, especially with the organic types.

Happy Easter and Week and hugs, G

Jenn Jilks said...

Birds in flight are so tricky!!!! Well done.

Cranberry Morning said...

Don't you love it!! Nice bird photos. We saw turkey vulture and nighthawks on our walk this evening. I love all the sounds of nature.

Acorn to Oak said...

Beautiful! I don't think we have birds like that here. I've never seen any like it! Great pics!

Cherdecor said...

I am a little late in visiting this weekend. Your bird pictures are so good. I bet your heart was going "pitter patter" as you ran to the open field. And there are no fresh peaches in our town yet. I would love a bite of one about now. Have a great Monday!

Linda H said...

Great photos! Can't wait for fresh peaches!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, I thought that was a real bird in the sky at first! It looks so real. Your peaches sound delicious, and now I'm craving one hehehe. I don't think they're ripe enough yet, but the farmer's market always has good ones.

~Sheri

Janey and Co. said...

Oh wow! What great bird shots....wouldn't mind a bite of that peach either.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful captures Diane! We don't get fresh Ontario peaches here until August so I'm a tad jealous. lol

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Never seen a swallow tailed kite before. Your captures are gorgeous and I can see why it is named swallow tail!!
Have a brilliant day :)