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A Red Kite nibbles the food held in its claw . Milvus Milvus

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Tanja - Loughcrew, Gudrun, Tractacus, Peter_Private_Box and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Great action shot.
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks Jaap
2 years ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Red kite are becoming more numerous, and it's possible that they will be targeted by farmers once more. They are so elegant with the forked tail. When we visited Newbury a couple of months ago there was one that flew over the allotments almost continually.
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
I find them so graceful in flight, a pair fly over our house daily. There are hundreds of them around Stokenchurch which is my favourite location when trying to take pictures of them.. They are no threat to Farmer's livestock, but you get various old tales about them carrying off cats etc (All of which are too heavy for a Red Kite to carry
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
That's a great action shot Nick!!
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks Rosa :)
2 years ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
Beautiful. So strange to see the food in the claw. I would think it would be in the beak.
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Daniela Brocca club
Quite common for the Red Kite Dany, they swoop down from the sky grab the food and immediately fly upwards again
2 years ago.
 Bill Robinson / kinderbill
Bill Robinson / kind… club
Well captured Nick, All the best Bill
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Bill Robinson / kind… club
Thanks Bill # All the best to you too
2 years ago.
 Steve D
Steve D club
What a lovely shot Nick .. still not seen much of these around the Lincolnshire countryside yet compared to the numerous Buzzards but i am sure the day will come

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Steve D club
Hi Steve ~ They are a wonderful sight especially when playing with each other. They ride the thermals gracefully too. Lincolnshire might be a bit too flat for them, but as you say ~~~~ Sooner or later

All the best

Nick
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent shot Nick. Thank you for posting to FFF.
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Jeff Farley club
A lucky moment Jeff ~ Thank you
2 years ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Nick

I really like this. I remember you had a lot of bird pics like this on Pano.

Superb clarity and colours

Did I see a ring on his leg? So, maybe he isn't so wild after all?

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
Peter
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Peter, yes there is a ring as the welfare of the birds is closely monitored ~ He is definitely wild though see www.chilternsaonb.org/about-chilterns/red-kites.html All the best Nick
2 years ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
splendid shot → very attractive picture
have a good weekend, Nick → Marek-Ewjan
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Marek Ewjan Stachows…
Hi Marek ~ Thanks for your lovely compliments ~ I wish you a great weekend too
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
A splendid catch! We see plenty in Germany but usually they are far overhead.
2 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Hi Gudrun ~ The Red Kite did the catching, I caught him carrying :))) They are a lovely sight as they wheel and swoop
2 years ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
Wow! This is really an astonishing capture! Great!
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to polytropos club
Thanks ~ G;lad you like it
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
If you fly high enough, you don´t have to be afraid of walls :))))
2 years ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew club
Hi Tanja, Yes it must be a wonderful feeling :~)
2 years ago.

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