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_
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The turn!
The turn!

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

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

Kite with lapwing chick

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Incoming Red Kite
Incoming Red Kite

About to make the pick up !

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

Back to black

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

Sky full of Kites

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

Dropping in for tea

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