Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Beautiful Birds (10): Red Kite


Red Kite
My thanks to David, who took this photograph in Carmarthenshire at the weekend. When we first moved to Wales eighteen years ago, Red Kites were a rarity. These days we occasionally see them flying over our home. They are fine birds, especially when the sun catches their bronze plumage. Like my favourite bird, the Puffin, Red Kites have 'Amber' conservation status.

8 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Caroline,
Never heard of a red Kite! Very nice photos, thanks for sharing them!

leavesnbloom said...

Caroline - capturing photos of birds in flight is so hard so David did superb in getting these lovely shots. I've never seen a red kite before. I just saw my first ever waxwing last week.

sandy said...

I like every thing about these photos. Even the tree is stunning.

Jeremy said...

You're lucky to have kites over your home!
I saw one at Oxwich this summer, the first I've seen on Gower. Have seen them at the Cwm Clydach RSPB Reserve on the other side of Swansea, though.

Jeremy said...

Also saw one hanging in the air over central Swansea - over Homebase at Parc Tawe - yesterday, which reminded me of this post on your blog.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, red kites are magnificent birds, I've seen them on the Black Isle

Naquillity said...

what a beautiful bird. i couldn't agree more birds are hard to capture in flight. just yesterday i was photographing a red tailed hawk when it took off in flight. i think the pic turned out descent considering. hope all is well.

Mary said...

Wow...Great shot! I really like the composition of that first shot. How wonderful to get such a perfect shot of it with that tree.