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Been out chasing Red Kites Again
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f5.6 Macro Camera: K-3II Photo Location: Caxton - Cambridgeshire 
Posted By: Ian.morgan, 10-20-2016, 02:06 PM

A few months ago, I had my first sighting of a Red Kite, above my in-laws in Kent.

They'd never seen one before either, and I was amazed by this incredibly graceful bird that just soared around.
Ever since, I have been scanning the skies for another sighting. I know there are lots over the other side of the country, but they seem to keep eluding me.
I heard a rumour of some near Cambourne, so I've been taking the kids out in the car now for weeks when I had to 'get them to go to sleep' , coincidentally driving around the rumoured sightings....

Well, I finally caught up with one, and it decided to grace me with a fly past at a snappable height, so here are the fruits of my hundreds of miles of driving:

Enjoy....


Red Kite at Caxton
by Ian Morgan, on Flickr



Red Kite at Caxton 2
by Ian Morgan, on Flickr



Red Kite at Caxton 3
by Ian Morgan, on Flickr
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Been Out Chasing Red Kites Again....

And finally, a shot I'm really pretty proud of....


Red Kite in Peterborough 4 by
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Made considerably easier for the fact that I found a roost of about 150 Red Kites circling continuously, rather than chasing a single one all over the countryside....

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And a chap with a glint in his eye...

Red Kite in Peterborough 3 by
Ian Morgan
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Shot with a K-3ii and Sigma 400mm f5.6 APO Manual Focus
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HI Ian,

I just posted a few pictures from last week's Wales jaunt - if you want the location let me know and I'll pass it on.

Thanks

Jamie

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