Prior to migrating back to South America, Swallowed-tailed kites come together in large numbers. This one is part of close to 1000 that were roosting together. Each day these birds will leave the roost and soar above it in large groups. Prior to joining the soaring birds some will skim across the water to take a drink and/or bath, as this one is about to do. So cool to watch and photographed.
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