Monday, 24 March 2014

Red Kite

Great sighting of a red kite over my garden. I was alerted by the raucous swirling herring gulls which usually heralds the passing over of a buzzard (which has become increasingly common).
I was expecting a buzzard as being the cause and was delighted to see stunning bird of prey circling quite low but gaining height. 
The Red kite slowly drifted in a northerly direction towards the South Downs

I have only seen a red kite over my garden once before, back in May 2009

Red kite are making a very good comeback in Sussex and the UK, but they are still a rare sight over Portslade

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