Red Kites

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helired3
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Red Kites

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Took a trip to the chiltern hills at the weekend to see the Red Kites no feeding station here lol. not as many birds as i have seen in the past there but still quite a few. kit used Nikon D750 Nikkor 500pf all hand held.

ImageRed Kite by ian harris, on Flickr

ImageRed Kite by ian harris, on Flickr

ImageRed Kite by ian harris, on Flickr

ImageRed Kite by ian harris, on Flickr


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Cracking pix Ian. The juvenile in the 3rd pic is great with the red tail tilted towards the camera.

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Thanks John i thought it was a juvenile but wasn't sure. that's one of my favorite shots from the day that one.
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helired3 wrote:
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 6:17 pm
Thanks John i thought it was a juvenile but wasn't sure. that's one of my favorite shots from the day that one.
Adults are pretty much all deep in moult this time of year, plus you can see the secondaries on the juvenile are pointy instead of rounded/squared off (so a saw-tooth trailing edge instead of a smooth one).

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Very nice. We have one that regularly cruises over our garden in nw Essex near Stansted. Always love watching it.
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Superb, Ian! I love the first one; lots of detail in the face, perfect eye and the under-wing visible. Must make a note to visit that place if I ever make it back to your part of the world.
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Thanks guys. Red kites have been a great success story in the UK we are lucky to have so many now.
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I saw one over home in South London for the first time a month ago.

Last year driving down the A34 near Didcot they were bordering on being a menace as there were so many of them - several swooping down very low across the traffic.

Lovely birds and lovely images.
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Beautiful shots mate, gorgeous birds :-)
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