First off, I am no bird photographer that’s for sure, but I had to post this. We have so many birds here where we live and one of my most favorite is the White Tailed Kite. They are raptors and we can see them hunting small rodents as they fly above us or when they land in trees to scope out the area. This is a juvenile in his first year. Once he becomes an adult, he will lose the orange color on the throat.
With my full frame camera, a 300mm lens and the bird far away, they are not exactly conditions for great bird photography. The first one was taken approximately 100 feet away, so it is severely cropped and therefore not as crisp as I would’ve liked, but I like the pose. The second one was taken about 30 feet away and still cropped. Even with a 300mm lens, unless the bird is fairly close, the subject will not fill the frame, therefore, cropping is needed.
Every morning and evening they have a wonderful screech as they fly around looking for their meal. I really look forward to their sounds! I hope you enjoy them.