South Brent ~ Red Kite(s)

This afternoon a friend in the village rang to say he had a Red Kite over his garden heading my way on turning round I got the briefest view as it passed into the A38 corridor valley.

That prompted me to have a walk around the home fields finding a pair of Long Tailed Tit investigating a holly thicket, then a pair of GSWP's followed by a Chiffchaff the first one I have seen here this season, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and two LBBG's passing over.

Back to the kitchen to watch the garden feed station, the Italian Sparrow sp has been showing on and off since 8am this morning, along with Greenfinch, numerous Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Blue and Great Tit, Dunnock, Wren and a plague of Rooks trying to get at the feeders.

Was then aware of a large bird in the air coming down from the Exeter direction and the same or another Red Kite was about to pass over the house, images poor as by the time I grabbed the camera it was almost in line with the sun, very tatty tailed bird.




Posted March 28th at 4:05 pm by Steve Hopper in General Birding