Flying over the Bourne today

Contributions, adding your business or organisation to Ware Online, suggestions and general feedback about Ware Online.
Post Reply
User avatar
Pat-H
Posts: 258
Joined: Thu 19 Apr 2007 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Flying over the Bourne today

Post by Pat-H »

Flying around this afternoon over the Bourne. A Red Kite I think.
Attachments
Kingsway-Bird-3.jpg
Kingsway-Bird-3.jpg (159.03 KiB) Viewed 10420 times
Kingsway-Bird-2.jpg
Kingsway-Bird-2.jpg (134.72 KiB) Viewed 10420 times

User avatar
Scouter
Posts: 89
Joined: Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:00 am
Location: Ware
Contact:

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Post by Scouter »

I never get bored of seeing them, we recently had five over our house.

User avatar
John_D
Posts: 132
Joined: Fri 07 Dec 2007 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Post by John_D »

Don't think it's aRed Kite, they have a distinctive fork in the tail like this:-
Image

User avatar
Andy B
Posts: 498
Joined: Sat 23 Nov 2013 8:53 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Post by Andy B »

It seems to have the colouring of a Kite would a juvenal have a less pronounced V in its tail?

Aardvaark
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat 31 Mar 2007 12:00 am

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Post 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).

Ian
Posts: 225
Joined: Thu 21 Nov 2013 10:39 am

Re: Flying over the Bourne today

Post by Ian »

They're getting very common in the area now, we see them a lot. Majestic birds, lovely to see.

Post Reply