Sunday, 11 April 2010

RED KITE

Its taken about 37 years of looking to see a Red Kite locally and today, I saw it out of my living room window and then from the back garden a beautiful adult with forked red tail and grey head .An adult male Merlin watched hunting meadow Pipits,Buzzards ,sand Martins,displaying Sparrowhawk,Kestrels and ravens in another part of Calderdale,all in all a real red letter day..................

9 comments:

darrell j prest said...

nice one andy

AndyC said...

Its made my year I can tell ya...

Brian Sumner said...

Good one Andy, you said it was going to be a raptor weekend. Watched for the Kite coming up qby but no joy.

charlie streets said...

I bet you've never moved so fast getting into the garden - what's next year - Griffon Vulture :-)

AndyC said...

Theres been a white tailed eagle kicking around west yorks..now that would be good.

Thyra said...

Hello! I'm a new follower. I love those beautiful kites too. Fortunately the population of red kite in Denmark has increased during the latest ten years in Denmark. Also the white-tailed eagle and the golden eagle-population has increased, and we've seen more peregrine falcons the last two years. Birds of prey are so beautiful. Best wishes Thyra

Please see "my" red kite here:

http://thyra-florafauna.blogspot.com/2010/01/photo-stig-bachmann-nielsen-2009.html

AndyC said...

Thrya Its always nice to see Raptors and your photos are excellent.Its a pity the rest of the world wont leave them alone.

Thyra said...

Hej!Thanks for reply. I've got a question because I sometimes writes about birds. When do you use the word raptor and when bird of prey? I'm so very much in doubt about this.
Thanks in advance when you've got time. Cheers Thyra.

AndyC said...

I think you can use both,I just prefer raptors it sounds better.