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Red Kite

By richmowil    
Last weeks fishing trip did give me a couple of images - this Red Kite was one of them!! Dumfries and Galloway was the area and Loch Ken was the venue! The bird is wild but as you will clearly see there are wing tags - this denotes a bird that is part of the re-introduction of the species to the area and as a result of the wing tags, progress of the bird can be monitored from distance. This particular bird appeared above the boat. The programme has been in place for a great number of years now and their has been huge success. Hope you enjoy!!

Tags: Bird Bird of prey Red kite Milvus milvus South west scotland Loch ken Dumfries and galloway Wildlife and nature

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10 Apr 2013 7:36AM
Excellent in flight capture, great detail,

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johnke 5 223 15
10 Apr 2013 7:39AM
Fantastic Bill, a great image and very well taken as these BIF are never easy, well done...John
10 Apr 2013 7:48AM
Well captured. Great in-flight image. Nicely exposed.
tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 7:50AM
Cracking BIF image, lovely detail in the feathers.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Apr 2013 7:53AM
Beautiful in-flight capture.

10 Apr 2013 7:57AM
Good one..
10 Apr 2013 8:06AM
Great BIF excellent capture Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Apr 2013 8:08AM
Excellent !! At least I know what those tags mean now Smile A really lovely image !!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 Apr 2013 8:13AM
Like the good details and tones in the feathers Bill
regards Richard
footloose 7 1 England
10 Apr 2013 8:20AM
A great shot.
10 Apr 2013 8:35AM
excellant detailed flight capture

mossy 5 46 1 England
10 Apr 2013 8:40AM
great image of these attractive and graceful raptors.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 8:45AM
whoah!!! excellent capture
platzy 5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 8:59AM
Amazing detail and framing, superb image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Apr 2013 9:37AM
A top class in flight image, very well captured. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 Apr 2013 9:50AM
Detail, colour, and a lovely shape in the frame.

ColinEJ 11 21 17 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 9:51AM
Beautiful lighting and taken at the moment when it is banking and plenty of that light to show off the body. Well cropped and the diagonal placement provides for a strong and interesting composition. This is just a quality shot, with detail in every feather.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:20AM
A super image of a majestic birdSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:22AM
I love images of these beautiful and graceful birds; my immediate question, which has been comprehensively answered, related to the tags on the wings.

Beautiful bird in flight capture.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:51AM
A quite remarkable image with stunning clarity throughout

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 11:20AM

gwynn56 6 87 England
10 Apr 2013 11:50AM
beautiful capture Smile
10 Apr 2013 12:08PM
Exceptionally in flight capture!!
10 Apr 2013 2:10PM
Wonderful capture Bill
Regards Brian
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Apr 2013 2:38PM
Best in flight shot of a kite that I have seen.
10 Apr 2013 2:50PM
Oh its a registered bird.Taken so beautifully.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 4:03PM
Great shot
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 4:40PM
A super capture
10 Apr 2013 5:39PM
Lovely image - great detail.
10 Apr 2013 8:43PM
Wonderful image of this magnificent bird
Love the detail you have captured in this shot and the exposure is spot on.
10 Apr 2013 10:09PM
Excellent capture !
10 Apr 2013 10:18PM
Brilliant capture and details..lin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Apr 2013 10:54PM
Thought might do with another awardWink well deserved, top class!
And thanks for the info, I was quite bemused about the tags.
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:55PM
Gorgeous detail, I do hope these beautiful birds continue to do well.Smile

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 7:44AM
Well captured
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 5:46PM
wow that is one beautiful image so clear and sharp, Just stunning
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 1:29PM
Stunning image with so much detail.
12 Apr 2013 5:16PM
Missed this one - absolutely fabulous!


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