The Black-winged Kite (previously named as the Black-shouldered Kite) (Blouvalk, Afrikaans name) is such a beautiful bird. A common raptor right across southern Africa. They hunt mostly for rodents and can be seen hovering in the sky above the prey before swooping down for the catch.
This is a mating sequence of photos taken at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. I have named it the Kama Sutra for birds 🙂
Very tiring work