The Red Kite over Reading


Photo Information
Recently reintroduced to certain areas of the UK. This was seen from my daughters back garden in Reading.
05/07/2009 - 17:33misterbri
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/750
Aperturef/9.5
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length300mm
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royd63uk

Link Posted 05/07/2009 - 17:34
Nice shot they are beautiful birds,quite a few here in Wales now.
regards
Roy

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vickijw53

Link Posted 05/07/2009 - 18:09
Lovely shot, I'm still trying to get a shot of a pair of buzzards nesting in the oak tree at the bottom of our field, but so far thay have eluded me. Well done.
Vicki
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paullucas

Link Posted 06/07/2009 - 11:53
A good picture.

Your description is a tad wrong as they have been re-introduced in stages. Red Kites were introduced into the South of England in 1989. A recent survey shows that there are 300 pairs and they are spreading into West Berkshire.
When I lived in West London I had a job in Maidenhead and used to drive to a place called Frieth. The locals used to feed the kites in their back gardens and I used to stand there watching them fly low overhead.

Google "Kite Feeding Stations" such as this link

Paul

misterbri

Link Posted 06/07/2009 - 12:16
paullucas wrote:
A good picture.

Your description is a tad wrong as they have been re-introduced in stages. Red Kites were introduced into the South of England in 1989. A recent survey shows that there are 300 pairs and they are spreading into West Berkshire.
When I lived in West London I had a job in Maidenhead and used to drive to a place called Frieth. The locals used to feed the kites in their back gardens and I used to stand there watching them fly low overhead.

Google "Kite Feeding Stations" such as this link

Paul

It would be nice to see them in our neck of the woods, I expect it will happen in time. Interesting to see how urbanised they are.
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