A distant shot taken by J.Calam of some Yorkshire Red Kites in a late flurry of activity before going to roost. How many can you count? Click the image to enlarge the photograph.
We wonder if anyone else has observed the same spectacle anywhere in Yorkshire and what numbers you could tell us about? Please use the Contact Us section on the website with your replies.
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With the new breeding season not far ahead of us, we'll continue working under an official permit to monitor the progress of both adults and juveniles.
Numbers of kites seen at known winter communal roost sites have been very good, with a maximum of 124 seen at any one time at one of them.
However, we are seeing ‘courting behaviour’ occurring, so it won’t be long before the birds dissipate with established pairs returning to existing nest sites or those that have recently paired up, looking for sites of their own.
For the very latest updates, please have a look at 'LATEST NEWS' over in the top left corner of the website front page where the 2013 Newsletter and East Yorkshire Bulletin can be found to be read or downloaded.
Please keep sending sightings to our 'Contact us' section. This is invaluable to our work, but if there's a delay in us responding it's because we're busy out 'in the field'.
News - "White Q" Moves North - a Red Kite, tagged White/White 'Q' was spotted by observer Charlie Wright at an East Yorkshire communal roost site. It's a bird from a clutch of 3 from the Midlands, tagged June 2011, previously recorded in local Midland roosts in November 2011 and again in January 2012 and currently visiting East Yorkshire.