Not a very good photo but if blown up the distinctive wing and tail shape shows it is undoubtably a red kite,
No interactions present.
I identified his bird as a red kite, but ispot was playing games, and listed it as a black shouldered kite in error.
Notice it is not linking to other observations of Red Kites either. Probably worth reporting as a fault.
Saw my first red kites about a week ago above the motorway near Basingstoke! I thought at first I was seeing two buzzards but then I saw that unmistakable tail. Thank Goodness I was not the driver! :)
Good area to see them. Impressive aren’t they?!
Thanks for your comments, im lucky were I live, they released quite a few in the dereent valley, I see them every day. Hard to photograph while flying.
I saw my first one from a car somewhere near Whipsnade zoo about 20years ago, I believe this population were from a reintroduction from Europe have seen many since in Wales where their area seems to extend as far south as N Pembs and as far east as Pontypridd, these originate from a small native population in mid Wales which has been carefully nurtured
Lat/Lng: 54.9247, -1.7427
OS grid ref: NZ165589
Flying with another Red kite in the derwent Valley.