• "Surface Scraps"

    On a recent fishing expedition our webmaster spotted similar behaviour to this captured by Tom Melton, next time he'll take his camera! This just shows what an opportunistic hunter for prey the red kite can be. In both cases the kites had made a natural extension to their usual foraging on land for carrion, by attempting to skilfully pick up dead fish or scraps from the surface of a lake.
  • "Surface Scraps"

    On a recent fishing expedition our webmaster spotted similar behaviour to this captured by Tom Melton, next time he'll take his camera! This just shows what an opportunistic hunter for prey the red kite can be. In both cases the kites had made a natural extension to their usual foraging on land for carrion, by attempting to skilfully pick up dead fish or scraps from the surface of a lake.
  • "Surface Scraps"

    On a recent fishing expedition our webmaster spotted similar behaviour to this captured by Tom Melton, next time he'll take his camera! This just shows what an opportunistic hunter for prey the red kite can be. In both cases the kites had made a natural extension to their usual foraging on land for carrion, by attempting to skilfully pick up dead fish or scraps from the surface of a lake.
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"When the kyte builds, look to lesser linen"
From Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

"Ah, could I see a spinney nigh,
A paddock riding in the sky,
Above the oaks, in easy sail,
On stilly wings and forked tail."
Paddock is an old English name for the Red Kite
By John Clare (c1820)

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Seen a Red Kite?

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If there's a Red Kite new to your area of Yorkshire then CLICK HERE and please let us know.

Reports of Red Kite sightings received from the general public are always welcome. They help us keep track of the expanding population, and a number of new breeding pairs having been located through such records.

Got a good photo?

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If you've got a good/unusual photograph that you've taken of a Red Kite and would like to have it considered for display in our Gallery then please CLICK HERE and upload it to us,

Frequently Asked

How can I tell the difference between an adult and a juvenile Red Kite?

How many eggs/young do Red Kites have?

Where can I see Red Kites in Yorkshire?

For the answers to these and many more questions CLICK HERE

Got a good video?

We're on the hunt for some videos for the YRK website that show our local birds in action.

If you would like your video to be considered please email webmaster@yorkshireredkites.net with your details.