Yorkshire Red Kite
Yorkshire Red Kite. A Red kite soars on the wind currents against a dramatic sky. After these majestic birds became almost extinct in the UK, various reintroduction projects such as the one at Harewood have been extremely successful. There are now thriving population of these raptors across the country with sightings becoming more and more frequent.
Yorkshire Red Kite – More About Red Kites:
Despite their eagle like appearance and massive wing span, kites are mainly scavengers. Their diet mainly consists of carrion and worms, but they are opportunistic hunters and will occasionally take small mammals, although they are unable to prey on anything much bigger than a young rabbit! Kites are unmistakeable in flight, which highlights their angled wings and forked tails. Kites suffered extreme persecution historically and the UK population almost reached extinction. They were thankfully saved from national extinction by a successful re-introduction programme and and have now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.
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