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.


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


Chavie said...

Brilliant captures mate! :D

Rajiv Welikala said...

Amazing action photography