We had a sheep interested in our hover which was cute but there was an amazing moment when we were swooping backwards and forwards together and a silver glistening streak of a gaggle of geese (?) in V formation flew overhead between the kites.
Obviously they were miles away. So no animals were harmed in our flying.
It was one of those awesome moments never to be repeated.
Last week I went to a new site to fly. Wind direction has to be from the east for this spot to work, as there is a row of trees just to the west of the field. As soon as I launched, a swallow came out of the trees and started following the kite(purple). It would chase the kite over to one side of the wind window and when I turned it would race to the other side just ahead of the kite. Never tried to attack, just wanted to fly about five feet or so from the kite. After about ten minutes, I landed the kite and the bird flew over and landed on a nearby post. As soon as I relaunched, it took off and resumed it's adventure with the kite.
After about ten more minutes a hawk flew down the tree line and the swallow joined it's mates in driving off the hawk. After that, the swallow stayed away. Like you said 'one of those awesome monents" ... at least to me. Probably just the berries ... after all they've ripened recently. Probably tipped a few too many. Funny what
birds will do after one too many.
Anyone else had a similar experience?