Aerial Battle!

Good morning everyone!… The Black-shouldered Kites are still building nests, but as usual there are other birds of prey that interfere all the time! Pale-chanting Goshawks, Gabar Goshawks and Red-necked Falcons bomb-drop the kites all the time while building their nest! They have been building about two weeks now and should be finished soon. Black-shouldered Kites have been observed in aerial combat at the margins of territories, locking talons in a behaviour described as “grappling”. In this photograph the Red-necked Falcon bomb-drops the Kite every time it flies to the nest with twigs. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!