Red Kite

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  1. daveandsan

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    Went out cycling today and about 5 miles into Shropshire from the Staffordshire border i saw a Red Kite circling round,:) never seen one in this area before. Hope its not the last one i see.
     
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    Saw 6 at once over Ludlow today
     
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    Fantastic birds !!, we stay on a site at hurley on Thames, Berkshire & always look forward to seeing them soaring above, along with their eerie call .we live in Essex so a real treat for us.
     
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    One of mine
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    Seen red kites in other places but never seen one over Shropshire, we get plenty of buzzards though. Good to hear they're moving in.

    D.
     
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    I'm in Shropshire yes?
     
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    See loads of them they seem to be having a population explosion!
     
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    Shad one circle over us today plus 2 buzzards. Great sight.
     
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    Brilliant photos Andy thx for sharing them(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    We are starting to see a few in the Surrey Hills where we work. Beautiful birds.
     
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    So you could have peddled a few more miles and visited
    us :) lol
     
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    Dave i was 5 miles south east of Ironbridge heading towards Beckbury, i stopped for 10 minutes just to watch it.
     
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    You may not have been at home.:)
     
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    that's why you have our mobile number ;) lol seriously anytime you are passing kettle is always on nothing stronger though ;)whilst you are on ya bike
     
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    If you're in or close to Ludlow then yes, you're in South Shropshire, about 30 miles south west (ish) of us.

    D.
     
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    You very definitely have kites then :LOL: seen yesterday and today. Having seen six in the same sky I wondered if they were being fed but it is amazing how quickly they drift apart when soaring and I laugh when the crows try to join them as if they wannabe
     
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    If it's like buzzards the crows are not joining them but attacking them to keep them away from their nests and young, and believe it or not the crows always win and move them on.
     
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    Yes we often see crows "mobbing" buzzards around this time of year and as Chaser said its surprising but the crows always seem to win.

    D.
     
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    Staying at Wayside caravan park Aston on Clun pair of Red Kites nesting at end of drive next to main road.
    We stayed here a couple of weeks ago and they were about most of the day, we are here again this weekend and spotted them twice this evening.
     
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