Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

With grey rain clouds hovering over Norfolk today, I had some time to look again through the results of an afternoon spent photographing Red Kites in The Chilterns at the end of last month. This selection – all of them of the same bird (note the identifying chink in the flight feathers or remiges at the tip of the bird's right wing) – were taken while it made just two circles over a cottage garden where, presumably, the bird had picked up scraps at some point in the past.

All Canon 1DS MkII


  1. The Red Kite in all her glory. The images are breathtaking.
    I have never understood how anyone can hurt these beautiful birds, but then I would not harm anything. Everything is here for a reason.......

    Tku once again for sharing your wonderful talent with us.....

  2. So graceful in flight and superbly captured Tim.

    Note to self .. It has been a while so must take a trip down the M40 to watch this species.

  3. Hi Tim,
    Such graceful and beautiful creatures and thankfully getting to be a common sight here in Peterborough. Fabulous photo`s!
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  4. Yes breathtaking images Tim.

  5. Thanks all for your kind comments.