A loud double wail this morning had me looking skywards. Twice I heard it and saw nothing. I was puzzled as it sounded close. Then I twigged, it was sitting in the tree in front of me!!! Doh!!!!!!!
I didn’t have time to get a tripod. I grabbed the 800mm lens and went onto the roof terrace and hand held the beast, resting the lens hood on the glass wall. The branches are a bit annoying but that’s what it was like. I was also shooting into the sun so I have boosted the contrast a little.
This is described in The Avifauna of Hong Kong as an uncommon resident. Well here it is quite common but not in the garden. Normally way over head. This is only the second perched sighting I have had here at home since we moved in three years ago.
It flew after about one minute. A magnificent start to the weekend.