Thursday, November 14, 2013

Black Kite (麻鷹)

A black kite (黑鳶, 麻鷹) coming to visit us on the 17th floor when we were having a meeting yesterday.  Actually three of them landed on the windowsill but only one stayed.  I resisted the urge to whip out my smartphone to take a photo during the meeting.  Fortunately, one of them stayed until the end.  The lighting wasn’t quite right so the photos did not come out very well.  

The kite was about one and half feet from head to tail.  Its wing span is roughly three times its height, about four and a half feet. It is a pretty big bird.  It has very sharp eyes, and seemed quite curious, peeking at us through the window for quite some time.  If I were chairing the meeting, I would have called a halt to study the kite.  It was a rare opportunity to study a kite up close.  


YTSL said...

Wow, so cool that you managed to get so close to a kite -- even if a wall separated you and it! :)

StephenC said...

Yeah. I felt really privileged.