Eyes on the skies

Enraptured by raptors:

Oriental honey buzzards high in the sky over Singapore

Oriental honey buzzards high in the sky over Singapore

Photo by Tan GC at wildbirdSingapore

Posted by Gim Cheong to members of wildbirdSingapore, 6 October 2014:

‘Raptor migration at Tuas South Avenue 16 today. We counted 265 Oriental Honey Buzzards, along with a Peregrine Falcon, a Chinese Sparrowhawk, 6 Japanese Sparrowhawks, plus a number of unidentified ones…’

Oriental honey buzzard

Oriental honey buzzard

Image at wikipedia.org
Under Buzzards
Heavy summer. Heavy. Companion if we climb our mortal bodies
High with great effort, we shall find ourselves
Flying with the life
Of the birds of death. We have come up
Under buzzards they face us
Slowly slowly circling and as we watch them they turn us
Around, and you and I spin
Slowly slowly…
from Under Buzzards by James Dickey (1923-1997)
Listen to James Dickey read Under Buzzards at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHkZhYDxmNw

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