This superb photo was taken by Richard Whitham at Leighton Moss on January 16th. The Red Kite is wing tagged with Green/white 60 . It was tagged in Galloway on June 21st last year from a brood of three. It had not been reported since it fledged in early July so nice to know that it has survived.
Although Red Kite are seen irregularly in our area each year this is as far as I am aware the first definite link with the Galloway population although wing tagged birds have been seen before and full details not reported. It had been thought that they originated from the Yorkshire release site. Will be interesting to see if it stops in the area.
Many thanks to Richard for allowing us to use his photo.