Oooooh - thanks for that saraj from another IoP resident - brilliant news - will be looking out all the time now - have not seen one myself yet.
Thanks for the news Sarahj..must keep my eyes peeled..saw 1 last year near badbury Rings..keep up the good work for DWT..
There are more and more in Dorset and I see one every month at least, but I never have a camera ready when it happens. Beautiful bird unmissable with the tail in arrow shape.
I didn't know they were seen that often Olivier, is this in a specific area or have you spotted them in different places around the County?
I have seen them more in the north of Dorset around Shirborne. Fact is I have spotted them more often in Wiltshire than Dorset.
That's interesting as I am going to Sherborne tomorrow but not for wildlifing unfortunately but will make a point of looking up all the time!:-)
Yogi Bear strikes again... well done Paul..
It seems DWT have had quite a few sightings already this year so they may be getting established - Dorset and round the Purbecks is great for raptors
They are certainly a regular sight in the north of the county and there are definately more sightings in the south now. Last summer there was one hanging around the Wareham area for about a week. Young birds will often leave the area where they fledged and do a bit of a tour before returning. They have started to spread further as the populations around the original release sites have increased.
Red Kite - 2 West Bexington, 1 Wyke Regis, 1 north of Piddletrenthide and 1 spotted at Shipstall Arne
Thanks Nikon for the heads up will keep an eye out when over at Arne.
Thanks Pete, very dangerous driving at the moment!:-)
Just to report Hub saw Red Kite driving home from work this evening from the higher Shaftesbury Road just south of Ashmore - am dead jealous!
We had a red kite flying over the heath at Arne today. A group of us saw it at about 9am.
As has been said before there are not that many seen in the south of the county but there have been several reports over the last couple of weeks. Always nice to see! Keep your eyes peeled!