Friday, 7 July 2017
July 2017 Red Kites around my Local Patch following the hay-making kit
To think that these birds were nearly extinct in the UK with only a handful of pairs hanging on in Mid Wales. I was so excited when I saw my first one in Wales and remember almost panicking when I could not find anywhere to stop the car I was so excited. I also remember in my old bird book The Encyclopaedia of British Birds it stated: "Buzzards are found throughout the Cambrian Mountains and so is the rare Red Kite" Now I took this shot while painting the garden furniture in my back garden in Winchcombe Gloucestershire.
I just cannot imagine not reaching for my camera though when they are around. They are such great birds and I always remember the excitement of that first sighting.