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Old 31-12-16, 05:42 PM
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Default Found at last

Went out today looking for waxwings, been given a tip
as to where one had been spotted, got there 8.30
but the light was very bad, but there among some starlings
one bird, which flew down onto a berry laden tree, got
a few shots, but then had a tagged red kite fly over,
could not read the tag number, but was a great sighting.
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Old 31-12-16, 08:46 PM
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Yay!! Nice one indeed. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?

What a nice sighting, what with the Red Kite and all. Red Kites are a real rarity around here and I've certainly never had one present a photo opportunity.

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Old 31-12-16, 08:54 PM
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Yes was pleased Tony, the kite we think was one reared at Harewood, then
moved to the east coast where it bred, then moved back to this area,
I found out from the man in charge of the release programme.
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Old 06-01-17, 11:43 AM
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An update on the Red Kite, I got in touch with the head man, from
the release scheme at Harewood and sent him some pictures,
he got back to me with the wing tag no's 7j orange and pink 7
it was a bird which was born in Gateshead, then went off radar
until it turned up in Cornwall last year, now its back in Yorkshire.
I was glad I got in touch.
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Old 06-01-17, 02:54 PM
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Yes, well done on reporting it. Always nice to read a "life story".

Its also interesting in view of the annual discussion of where the red kites that appear in the extreme SW each spring originate from. Some people think they're continental birds immigrating but your evidence suggests otherwise
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