Flight-training for Kites

This young Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura) was recorded undergoing ‘pre-flight training’ by it’s parents at Samsonvale, SE Qld in November 2020. The footage was captured on a Panasonic HC-VXF1 handycam whilst walking the owners dog first thing in the morning. Note the kites premier nuisance, several Torresian Crows ‘making-mischief’ loudly in the background.

Square-tailed Kite parents ‘supervising’ young bird

Fresh wildlife video

Since the 1990’s I have attempted to record my wildlife observations on video with varying degrees of success (visit the HBW site). Recently, with the advent of hi-speed broadband, film-clips have become much improved and the quality very reasonable and ‘affordable’. This year (2018) I took possession of a Sony AX53 Handycam and am very impressed with the results. I will post my most successful clips on this site but am still learning about ‘transcoding’ the various formats for web-display, please check them out and let me know which works for you.

Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti)