The red kite is such a fascinating bird of prey and when the kites wings are fully spread they remind me of how elegant they look in flight.
Last year was a fabulous year spent photographing these wonderful birds in the yorkshire areas of the UK and this image in particular grabs my attention every rime I re visit it.
Today I met this little beauty, Ruby the Red Kite who is lovingly looked after by Russ and Hannah who run Unity Wildlife Rehabilitation and Welfare based in Whittlesey.
As you can see Ruby loves Russ so much she wanted his nose to be the same as her beak so she was trying to reshape it 🤣
The work Russ, Hannah and the volunteers do is so heart warming, the volume of animals they help without any funding is staggering
Please like their page and follow them on Facebook, they sell lovely little goodies to trickle funds in but any help is very gratefully received to keep things going 🙏
Can you see the little wooden owl 🦉 in the picture, it’s up for grabs! Can you think of a name? He or she would love a new lovely home 🦉💚 All names will be put into a hat and the winner announced on Wednesday 6th February 2019, good luck 🙏🙌
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Having the opportunity to get a close view of red kites flying at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian was an incredible experience, and I still don't know how they manage to pull off their aerial acrobatics. This one seems to be walking on its wings!
A shot I grabbed while teaching Wildlife Photography 101 yesterday to a great bunch of photographers. It's always rewarding to have people along that are really enthusiastic and ready to crawl about on the ground to get the shot. Thanks, as always, to the fantastic Sarah and Emily at @teamcoda for all their hard work preparing and flying a super variety of birds for everybody to practice on.
This is a Red Kite that we photographed in nice, late afternoon light.
1DX II, 300mm f/2.8 II, 1/4000, f/3.2, ISO 125
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