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Ian 05-08-18 12:07 PM

Red kite passes by
 
http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/547/P8050765.jpg


Hoping this one will hang around later today :)



Ian

Ian 05-08-18 02:08 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
Back again but not as close:


http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/547/P8050776.jpg


Ian

Garry 05-08-18 02:13 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
Lovely animal. Don't see many in our part of the country.

Ian 05-08-18 02:54 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Garry (Post 87544)
Lovely animal. Don't see many in our part of the country.


You probably will eventually as they are spreading fast. I never saw one here until 5-6 years ago, now they are here every day, sometimes several.


Ian

Garry 05-08-18 03:01 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 87545)
You probably will eventually as they are spreading fast. I never saw one here until 5-6 years ago, now they are here every day, sometimes several.


Ian

There were a group of six of them living near by, a couple of years ago. I photographed them. They were here for here for more than a year.
Now nowhere to be seen. Obviously moved on to another spot.

Ian 05-08-18 04:23 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Garry (Post 87547)
There were a group of six of them living near by, a couple of years ago. I photographed them. They were here for here for more than a year.
Now nowhere to be seen. Obviously moved on to another spot.


Having big roads with plenty of road-kill is an advantage :)


Ian

Ian 05-08-18 04:32 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
The other day another smaller bird of prey flew quite low over the garden. It had a large fan shaped tale with stripes across it. Probably too small to be a buzzard, so maybe a sparrowhawk or a Peregrine falcon? We're in suburbia but with quite a lot of green wooded spaces nearby. There are plenty of pigeons for food :)


We're really blessed for wildlife; there was even a bat swooping around last night.


Ian

Garry 05-08-18 09:18 PM

Re: Red kite passes by
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 87550)
The other day another smaller bird of prey flew quite low over the garden. It had a large fan shaped tale with stripes across it. Probably too small to be a buzzard, so maybe a sparrowhawk or a Peregrine falcon? We're in suburbia but with quite a lot of green wooded spaces nearby. There are plenty of pigeons for food :)


We're really blessed for wildlife; there was even a bat swooping around last night.


Ian

Almost guaranteed to be a Sparrow hawk. Typical of them to fly low over gardens in the hope of surprising small birds.

Plus the description fits.


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