Red Kites

We travel from north to south Wales and back several times a year and over the years we have noticed the dramatic increase in the red kite population. This is thanks to the 24 hour protection of nests and regular feeding in Rhaeadr, mid Wales. Whilst we would be lucky to see one in this region and none anywhere else I have seen some as far north as Machynlleth and as far south as Brecon and today there were dozens circling above the road not far from the feeding station. There were buzzards and crows there too for and easy meal.
Lovely simplicity xx
posted December 4th, 2011  
Wonderful. These are my favourite birds and we have a couple very near us. I visited the Rhayader feeding station in the summer, it was brilliant :)
posted December 4th, 2011  
@mummymorris Hope you took your camera. I'm waiting for them to travel further north so that I can see them more often.
posted December 4th, 2011  
@mejbronant I did, only had my p&s then so am itching to get back again with my Canon :)
posted December 4th, 2011  
You captured their freedom perfectly.
posted December 4th, 2011  
Good shooting Mair there has been a good rise in population, plenty in the south.
posted December 5th, 2011  
Great capture
posted December 5th, 2011  
Beautifully captured
posted December 5th, 2011  
ahhh ~ to be able to fly like that!
posted December 6th, 2011  
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