Hi Guys & Gals
Has anyone any knowledge of any Red Kite sightings in Lincolnshire?
Only I was convinced that I saw one this afternoon at RAF Coningsby. It was enormous! I haven't seen a wingspan like it!
Anyway, since I got home I've looked at some videos of Red Kites in flight and I'm even more convinced that's what I've seen.
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Hi Kev they are in the area look here sites.google.com/.../2012-archive
Just having a glance at the list 3 were seen over Grantham
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They are showing up in many places nowadays Kev a great success story.
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Magnificent birds. Let's hope they don't fall victims of their own success.
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Thanks for the link, Alan. Thanks Seaman and yes Linda - I'd definitely go along with that - magnificent!
SparrowLet's hope they don't fall victims of their own success.
That's a good point, Linda. In the Thames Valley we are overrun with them and there have already been mutterings in the media that there are too many. Stupid stories like one allegedly trying to grab a small dog and another where they were reported as trying to snatch food from children eating a picnic haven't helped either.
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TeeJayIn the Thames Valley we are overrun with them
TJ I would have thought the kites would find their own population levels according to available food.This is one of my doubts about feeding stations as they can give an artificial indication of available food.Great places to get close up views of them though and they certainly are great for the general public to get interested in them.
i saw quite a few red kites whilst on the M40
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Seaman, I do agree with that and do think it is time they were left unfed and they might spread out more. Having said that I cant blame hillfarmers for getting extra income.
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Bob PhilpottHaving said that I cant blame hillfarmers for getting extra income.
I can only agree with that Bob things are hard enough in hill farming nowadays.If I was farming up the dale I would try something similar myself if it brought a bob or two in.