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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 13:23   #1
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Sweden, Gotland, 13th of Oct 2011. Red Kite?

Hi,
Followed this one in 70 km/h with my car and camera for about 2 miles along the coast.
Managed to get a few pics without crashing the car (but it was close!).
Is it a red kite/milvus milvus?
Im extremely new to birding, so very likely this is something more common and less exiting... :-)
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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 13:26   #2
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Yes, a Red Kite
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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 13:35   #3
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Great stuff. So sick. This forum is EXACTLY what rookies like me need. Thanks for ultrafast reply!

And by the way. Im so new that the defitions of "exiting" for me is pretty wide... If its not a crow or a common gull - it's exiting!

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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 14:50   #4
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by the way. Im so new that the defitions of "exiting" for me is pretty wide... If its not a crow or a common gull - it's exiting!
Common gull ist quite exciting in Luxembourg

It's a juvenile Red Kite, look at the whitish tips of breast and vent

and keep being excited!

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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 14:59   #5
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Common gull ist quite exciting in Luxembourg

It's a juvenile Red Kite, look at the whitish tips of breast and vent

and keep being excited!

Tom
Thanks for more info about this!

Now, Ive also learned how to spell excited. Yay :-)
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