Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday #59 - Kites ( Not Those on a String ) of Bandra West - August 28, 2013


The friends, with whom I am staying in India for six months, have a lovely 
apartment on the 7th floor in Bandra West, one of Mumbai's more posh
areas.  I am always amazed to see the frequent visitors to their window -
kites of every age and size.  Of course, Rosy cooks chicken feet which she
throws out to them - & they swoop right up to the window for this effortless
meal!  If she didn't shut the screen quickly, I'm sure one would end up in 
the kitchen!










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14 comments:

  1. HI Rnsane Great shots of a wonderful birds. My WBW is somewhat smaller!!

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    1. It's amazing, to me, that these birds of prety come right up to our kithen window for a handout!

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  2. Wow! That would be a much bolder guest than the little hummingbird that made it's way into our kitchen! :)

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    1. They are pretty big birds! With a wingspan like theirs, I don't think we could get them out of the house. We have to don gloves and try to grab them!

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  3. That's a rather imposing bird-- I would really not like to have it in my kitchen!

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    1. Thankfully, during my time here the birds stay on the outside. But to get good pictures. I have to open the big screen in the kitchen.

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  4. Great photos and very interesting to have such big birds coming so close.

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    1. Their desire for free food handouts certainly makes
      photographing them much easier!

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  5. By the size of that bird I would keep the door closed.

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    1. When my friend, Rosy opens the screen and throws out those chicken feet, it is amazing at the number of kites that appear from nowhere. It's funny because this is a definitely a city, with very few open spaces around.

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    1. They are very patient, waiting for their food handouts. I don't think there are many small animals or rodents around here for them to hunt.

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  7. Hi there - nice looking bird - I remember seeing heaps of Kites in India - it was the firts time I had ever seen them.

    Familiar birds are fine - what may be familiar to you could be exotic to me!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne!

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  8. I've never seen kites up close and personal, except here in India. Occasionally, at home in San Francisco, I will see hawks soaring.

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