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Having made the feeder a bit more secure, I had another go at some shots of garden birds. It was a nice sunny day so they were out and about in numbers.  Blue tits Robin.

Heres a photo of a Red Kite I took in Wales  

Woody hunting for insects after the rain.

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Found this poor wee soul on the side of the drive this morning. Very sad but what's even more sad is that I don't know what it is..
Anyone help
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Yesterday ALMOST got a fabulous picture of a huge bird of prey flying low over our house ... too slow to get it. But ... will keep look out today. Never ever seen anything that big over Hampshire , had huge wings with a jagged feather profile down almost the entire back lengths of the wings. Certainly not the usual hawks we get, so I am assuming its passing through ... migrating... anyone got any idea what it could be, has a screech like an Eagle , and it was around the day before making the cry, but was not spotted etc etc .... not that expire on these things , any ideas what it "may" be ? If its migrating , my guess is its moving South-to-North.

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6 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

Yesterday ALMOST got a fabulous picture of a huge bird of prey flying low over our house ... too slow to get it. But ... will keep look out today. Never ever seen anything that big over Hampshire , had huge wings with a jagged feather profile down almost the entire back lengths of the wings. Certainly not the usual hawks we get, so I am assuming its passing through ... migrating... anyone got any idea what it could be, has a screech like an Eagle , and it was around the day before making the cry, but was not spotted etc etc .... not that expire on these things , any ideas what it "may" be ? If its migrating , my guess is its moving South-to-North.

Red Kite spotted yesterday according to this site

Bird news | Hampshire | goingbirding.co.uk

red Kite have been re-introduced over the last 20 years or so in Northamptonshire, and have spread around the UK

On 18/03/2021 at 19:35, Biker said:

Found this poor wee soul on the side of the drive this morning. Very sad but what's even more sad is that I don't know what it is..
Anyone help
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5 minutes ago, nursegladys said:

 

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Thanks, I thought it was as we have a lot nesting around here, just never got that close before.

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20 minutes ago, nursegladys said:

Red Kite spotted yesterday according to this site

Bird news | Hampshire | goingbirding.co.uk

red Kite have been re-introduced over the last 20 years or so in Northamptonshire, and have spread around the UK

 

Thanks ,,, yes just looked up the reference photos and that was it ,,, huge though ,,, mature adult. I have seen a Red Kite here before last spring but not that size .... :thumbsup:

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We have a healthy population of red kite up here too..  These were taken at a place called Argaty, where they are fed daily by throwing meat into the field and the kite dancing begins, absolutely spectacular .

 

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These guys will peck your shoe if they don't get fed.

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There are two families of Coots, and they are the most aggressive of all the species on the pond, although today gulls were trying to lift the chicks.

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