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One Red Kite that did perform at Gigrin Farm
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One Red Kite that did perform at Gigrin Farm (Milvus milvus)

The only decent photo (of around 40) I managed to get at Gigrin Farm after driving a total of 3 hours' driving to get to Rhyader from Bristol. We arrived at 2:30 PM for the 3 PM feeding, only to be told that due to the overcast skies the birds would appear anything between 3:15 and 5:00 PM - and I needed to be back in Newport (2 hours' journey) for a meal at 6 PM! Some red kites arrived at 3:15 PM, but the expected feeding frenzy did not materialize while we were there. Most frustrating!

ISO = 400, partial metering, AI Focus, aperture priority f/8.0, giving a shutter speed of 1/2500 s.
Habitat
Open farmland, mountain/hillside
Location
Gigrin Farm, Rhyader, Mid-Wales
Date taken
19/08/2009
Scientific name
Milvus milvus
Equipment used
Canon 350D + Sigma 300 mm APO f/4 + shoulder holder
Nice shot JF. , did you take this one on the 19th., yesterday.I was in the photographers hide, were you on of the lads that came up to have a look? SF.
 
silverfox4242
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Registered: May 2009
Location: malvern, worcestershire.
Posts: 200
Thu August 20, 2009 9:13am

Nice shot JF. , did you take this one on the 19th., yesterday.I was in the photographers hide, were you on of the lads that came up to have a look? SF.

Yes, silverfox, my two sons and I were there yesterday between 2:15 and 4:00 PM, but we were in the leftmost hide. If you saw someone in a British Army camo top poking a black lens out of the hide on a shoulder holder, that would have been me.

Hope you had more success - did they come down to feed in the end?
 
Hi JF., yes they did come down, but we struggled with the light,and a lot of them are moulting and look scruffy. You had to try and pick the best looking birds. Regards SF.
 

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