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With the new breeding season now upon 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 the 'News' section 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.
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.