What a beautiful day.
Shortly after sunrise around 6AM I spot a milvus migrans (milan noir , black kite) on a crane behind our back yard (little spot by arrow)
To get a close-up view, I decide this requires a telephoto lens , so I get my 2000mm
(um .... an 8"scope really), webcam and laptop
and here's a short video of the 'bird' close up, at last! (click on bird or on this line)
In June a whole gang of milvus migrans were feeding in our backyard click here to see video
Pretty soon they'll fly back to africa..... here's more info on the birds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Kite
in french : http://www.oiseaux.net/oiseaux/accipitriformes/milan.noir.html