Friday, 15 May 2009

Red Kite - first garden and Shadoxhurst record

Easily the Bird of the year so far was this fine Red Kite being hurried along at roof top level across the garden (from south to north) by every Jackdaw and Crow in the village.
Seen at 10.00 am, we rushed to the front of the house, with camera in hand, where we managed a photograph. Forgive the poor result, but I estimate the bird was probably a mile away and soaring high, too. Its hard to believe, just seconds before it was close enough to cast a shadow across the garden.

I don't remember seeing any wings tags and the wings did look tatty too. Who knows where this bird originated from. Could this be the first of many Kites possibly colonising Kent - we will have to wait and see!

1 comment:

Clare Gillatt said...

wow you lucky devil - wait till Wayne gets home - probably the best garden tick yet trumps even our Osprey a couple of years ago