The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris)
A similar species found throughout Australia, Eurasia and North America. The adult black-shouldered kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale grey and white, raptor with black shoulders and red eyes.
Like all the kites, it is a specialist predator of rodents, which it hunts singly or in pairs by hovering in mid-air above open land.
This little guy was sitting in a tree that had fallen down and finally got tired of me taking his photo and flew off…