Red kites and blue skies

Monday, April 11, 2016

red kite in Norfolk
Cast your minds back to Good Friday if you will, the only day of the Easter weekend when the sun shone brightly and the skies stayed a deep rich blue from dawn 'til dusk. We spent almost all day outside to make the most of it while it lasted. I couldn't have been happier.
I took my camera out as always and was rewarded with plenty of spring sights to see. I'm convinced we spotted a red kite; the colours looked pretty bright. It could have been a buzzard. It made for a special time watching it soaring and circling through the lens.
spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

red kite in Norfolk

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside


spring in Norfolk countryside

spring in Norfolk countryside
Is spring inspiring you too?
Sophie

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4 comments

  1. Hi Sophie loving your photos once again , yes it is a Red Kite though your first photo is not showing the forked tail the second one shows it well plus the long wings, one of my favourite birds to find when out bird watching this time of year, not yet as common as Buzzard which has shorter broader wings . It was a good spot and well done for getting a photo. Chris x

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  2. Lovely photos (and swing!) - I love your tree photos and the bird ones are great. The first picture doesn't look like a red kite because I thought their tails were sort of forked and more red although later one, one looked like its tail was forked, even though less red!!!
    That was a marvellous day!!x

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  3. The second pic is definitely a red kite however the first looks more like a buzzard with the shape of its tail and wings and the colour of its underwings. Both beautiful birds. I've found red kites to be super-inquisitive. They will come down low to take a look at you! We used to live in North Leeds where they are abundant and several used to watch us garden from above or sit on a low branch and keep an eye on us.
    We have a pair of buzzards in the wood preparing their new nest. I hope to get some photos of them once the chicks hatch. Going too close to their nest will disturb them at the moment so keeping well away.
    Jenni x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

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