It is the time of year when the Swallow-tailed Kites visit us here at the sanctuary. They tend to stop by annually to feed on a very specific berry that is now ripe within the habitat. They circle fairly low near the trees, waiting their turn, and then dive down to snatch the berries, eating them mid flight.
The birds are easily recognizable by their sleek shape and ability to swoop and glide effortlessly. They can move from low areas to great heights with only the slightest movement. The birds are able to pick the berries from the trees without pausing. We caught several of them on video, gracefully circling, rolling, and gliding above.