It's that time of the year again. Days are lengthening, crocuses are blooming and daffodils are not far behind. Kites will soon begin serious nest repairs or creating new
ones and, before we know it, they'll be sitting on eggs again. We already know of pairs back on known territories and showing an interest. There will be others which will be doing so for the first time in new areas. Some of these may have been hanging around in recent months either in pairs or singles looking to attract a mate.
There have been widespread sightings through the winter months, including many from built-up areas of Leeds which featured on Facebook. We're hoping that very soon we'll have our first recorded urban breeding pair.
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'.
If you are fortunate enough to know of any Red Kite activity, please use our ‘Contact Us’ page to let us know. It is possible that we may not already be aware of it. We are particularly interested to hear if you have not seen kites in that area previously. Such information assists us in our monitoring work and would be treated confidentially.