Red Kite Milvus milvus

Red Kite
Red Kite
Red Kites have reddish-brown plumage, a white-grey head and a forked/concave tail. The under-wing has a white section just before the wingtips.
Red Kite
Red Kite
They are resident through much of their range in Europe and North Africa, but those in the far north migrate south in winter.
Red Kite
Red Kite
Red Kite
Red Kites over the Chilterns, England
Red Kite
Red Kite
Red Kite
Soaring and spotting prey (small rodents, rabbits, lizards, carrion) from high up.
Red Kite Stooping to the ground at speed to take prey
Red Kite
Red Kite Taking off with prey (carrion)
Red Kites
Red Kites
Red Kites