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Red Kite carrying clod of earth

Observed: 2nd February 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Red Kite, carrying food, Whitwell Road, 2012-02-02 009
Red Kite, carrying food, Whitwell Road, 2012-02-02 016
Red Kite, dropping food, Whitwell Road, 2012-02-02 001
Red Kite, dropping food, Whitwell Road, 2012-02-02 002
Red Kite, Whitwell Road, 2012-02-02 004
Description:

This Red Kite dived to the ground and picked up a clod from the field, and carried it off to a tree; after pecking over it, it took off, and dropped it.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Inverts

Perhaps eating some invertebrates from in the clod.

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David Howdon

chrisbrooks's picture

Earthworms

Earthworms are on a Kites menu so this is likely.

Simon Walker's picture

Diet

Yes, that's what I thought. It's no fun being a worm; almost EVERYONE eats you (except me).

chrisbrooks's picture

And me

And me, super images by the way.