I imagine we’ve all seen Red Kites in the sky above the Chilterns. They’re easily seen when driving on the M40.
Earlier this year I saw a group of them flying over the Ranges alongside Red Road in Lightwater. However, last week, I spied one flying low over Lightwater’s village centre. They’re unmistakable big birds, with soaring flight, deeply forked tail, and large patches of white on the underside of their wings.
I wonder if this sighting presages the arrival of the Red Kite in Lightwater.
Image from www.redkites.co.uk