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Spring

spring

... and with it the bird's breeding season. This is where we would appreciate your help as there are many potentially suitable woodlands where there may be additional breeding pairs that we aren’t aware of.

If you see a pair of birds please let us know.

Sightings

We've created a sightings map from the data that you've sent to us this year.

Click this link or the map to be taken there.

sightings

 

If you are fortunate enough to know of any Red Kite activity, please use our Contact Us’ page to let us know. It is possible that we may not already be aware of it. We are particularly interested to hear if you have not seen kites in that area previously. Such information assists us in our monitoring work and would be treated confidentially. This is invaluable to our work, but if there's a delay in us responding it's because we're busy out 'in the field'.

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Click to view the YRK Gallery - Our thanks to all the contributors

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Got a good video?

We're on the hunt for some videos for the YRK website that show our local birds in action.

If you would like your video to be considered please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details.

A video from Paul Rigg on Twitter (@paul_rigg) of the birds at Harewood House

Homepage quotes

"When the kyte builds, look to lesser linen"
From Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

"Ah, could I see a spinney nigh,
A paddock riding in the sky,
Above the oaks, in easy sail,
On stilly wings and forked tail."
Paddock is an old English name for the Red Kite
By John Clare (c1820)

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Seen a Red Kite?

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If there's a Red Kite new to your area of Yorkshire then CLICK HERE and please let us know.

Reports of Red Kite sightings received from the general public are always welcome. They help us keep track of the expanding population, and a number of new breeding pairs having been located through such records.

Frequently Asked

How can I tell the difference between an adult and a juvenile Red Kite?

How many eggs/young do Red Kites have?

Where can I see Red Kites in Yorkshire?

For the answers to these and many more questions CLICK HERE

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