Red Kite (Milvus milvus): back in the 1970s when I was a school boy fascinated by birds of prey the thought of ever seeing a red  kite was a remote almost impossibility : resricted in the Uk to a few pairs in remote areas of Wales this bird has since been succesfully reintroduced to the Uk and is now a common site in the Chilterns. The Welsh stronghold has also built up its population and the feeding station at Giggrin is a guaranteed place to see these dramatic raptors  in spectacular aerial displays.  Latest images (2018) from a day out in the Chilterns.
Red Kite watching_
Red Kite watching_
The turn!
The turn!

I love the amazing 90 degree turn a kite can pull off mid air!

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Kite with lapwing chick

Incoming Red Kite
Incoming Red Kite

About to make the pick up !

Red Kite perched in tree
Red Kite perched in tree
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Back to black

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Sky full of Kites

Flying in.
Flying in.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Dropping in for tea