Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.   I like the shift from orange to green.

Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland. I like the shift from orange to green.

Flying high: Back from the brink of extinction, the red kites are flourishing across Britain - Photo: Alamy Images

Vermin...or awesome bird of prey? The red kite is back in British towns

Flying high: Back from the brink of extinction, the red kites are flourishing across Britain - Photo: Alamy Images

Red Kite...love seeing these when driving to and from West Wales

Red Kite...love seeing these when driving to and from West Wales

Red Kite....these beautiful birds can be seen flying over our garden, last year we saw 8 at once.......xx

Red Kite....these beautiful birds can be seen flying over our garden, last year we saw 8 at once.......xx

Red kite in a southern Sweden blizzard • photo: Henrik Just. The Red Kite is a Near Threatened species of hawk that lives across much of Northern Europe. It winters as far south as northern Africa. The greatest threats to this species are pesticide use and habitat destruction.

Red kite in a southern Sweden blizzard • photo: Henrik Just. The Red Kite is a Near Threatened species of hawk that lives across much of Northern Europe. It winters as far south as northern Africa. The greatest threats to this species are pesticide use and habitat destruction.

Red Kite - In June 2010 the Forestry Commission North West England announced a three-year project that will see 90 Red Kites released in Grizedale Forest, Cumbria under a special licence issued by Natural England.

Red Kite - In June 2010 the Forestry Commission North West England announced a three-year project that will see 90 Red Kites released in Grizedale Forest, Cumbria under a special licence issued by Natural England.

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

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