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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.

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.