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Flying over the Bourne today

Posted: Sun 22 May 2016 12:19 pm
by Pat-H
Flying around this afternoon over the Bourne. A Red Kite I think.

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Posted: Sun 22 May 2016 7:17 pm
by Scouter
I never get bored of seeing them, we recently had five over our house.

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Posted: Sun 22 May 2016 8:12 pm
by John_D
Don't think it's aRed Kite, they have a distinctive fork in the tail like this:-
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Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Posted: Sun 22 May 2016 11:49 pm
by Andy B
It seems to have the colouring of a Kite would a juvenal have a less pronounced V in its tail?

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Posted: Mon 23 May 2016 7:50 am
by Aardvaark
It certainly looks like a Red Kite without the "V" tail, so I looked it up and Juveniles can have what looks like a straight tail. So I think that's definitely what it is. We often see a pair of them circling in our area (never been too sure what they find to eat though).

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Posted: Wed 25 May 2016 3:35 pm
by Ian
They're getting very common in the area now, we see them a lot. Majestic birds, lovely to see.