9/20/2010

Kung Fu Kite (Bundala 01/22/2010)

Did you do it!

Everybody who has spent time in the rural parts of Sri Lanka is accustomed to the Red-Wattled Lapwing’s accusatory call which you can hear at all times of the day and even night.



Of course the rather bewildered juvenile Brahminy Kite still looked a bit taken aback as the screaming Lapwing couple thundered in as he sat somnambulant on a branch by the tank we had parked at. We hadn’t seen any of the drama that had unfolded before. Perhaps the innocent look the Kite had on was a ruse and he had been busted trying to raid the Lapwing’s nest a few moments ago.



But the Lapwings certainly were giving it to the Kite, dive-bombing him fearlessly. The Kite responded with his best Kung Fu moves before eventually deciding discretion was the better part of valour and departing post haste.

6 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice encounter well captured!

magerata said...

Thank you for sharing the encounter, I just am dumb founded at things people like you and KP see, day to day!

Gallicissa said...

Great aerial drama!

Me-shak said...

Wow, Lovely :D really like the action. More please :P

Cheers!

Chavie said...

Brilliant captures mate! :D

Rajiv Welikala said...

Amazing action photography