Saturday, 3 June 2017

Flying Kites, 3rd June 2017

At about 19:15, I was outside in the garden looking west at the Swifts when I spotted a big silhouette coming our direction. I darted inside, and 30 seconds later was outside as 'the big silhouette' drifted over at about 80m up. Whilst I took a few snaps, it was easy to tell that it was definitely a Kite - and not a child pranking me. After it had gone into NW into the distance, I went inside to have a look at the pictures, which had come out as silhouettes - that annoyed me. So I went outside, and a starling alarmed as another Kite came over much higher, going SW. More poor silhouettes. So are they Reds, or is it a possible Black? Well, to me it is a...terrible picture, not offering anything, other than the conclusion they were probably Reds. But here they are.
(Red) Kite1

Red Kite

Red Kite
Red Kite
Another garden record!


  1. Hi Arjun Red Kite looks like the same bird. The same primary feather(s) are missing.

  2. Thanks Kojak
    It must have done a loop or gone high up!

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    1. Thanks hoping to get better ones in the future.