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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 19 March 2010

Gigrin Farm - Red Kites

A day out birding with my wife, Heather. Motivated by some fantastic images taken by other photographers of the Red Kites at Gigrin Farm, we had decided to visit today, even though the weather was far from good. A three hour drive preceeded our arrival but we were not in a rush as we had booked space in the Gateway photographic hide. The sunshine that started the day deteriorated into grey cloud about an hour before feeding commenced and the light started to worsen. We had about an hour before the rain started which really destroyed any further opportunities. Problems I experienced today were the poor light and the SPEED of the birds! A few images are appended below. Others may be posted or changes made once sorted and less tired!

(More Images of Red Kites and Others on my website - see link opposite)


col wise said...

Wow - they are super Kev

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Col. Well worth a visit.

Max Silverman said...

Great shots of a fabulous bird but where are the Black Kite shots!!!!!!!!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thanks, Max. The Black Kite has left the area. I believe it was last seen heading down the Severn, several days ago. No reports at Gigrin for a week. Just my luck!