A spectacular bird of prey, with a wingspan of close to 2 metres. Red kites came close to extinction in the UK, and were re-introduced from Scandinavia.
We visit a red kite feeding station, which supports and monitors the birds. There are often 30 or more birds, swooping for food. They can be very vocal too. This trip includes a talk about red kites and their preservation. http://www.argatyredkites.co.uk
We often see red kites when walking near Crieff. Especially in the autumn and winter.