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Red Kite
Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well.

John
Habitat
Favours hilly country with a mixture of mature deciduous woodland and open fields, sometimes near rivers and lakes but less tied to water than the Black Kite (Opus)
Location
London, UK (taken at home
Date taken
5 May 2022
Scientific name
Milvus milvus
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/3200th sec, f/5.6, ISO 640, exposure bias +1⅓ EV
such elegant raptors and a wonderful aerial capture, John, the lighting is perfect showing all those superb colours, top notch, many tfs!!
 
Excellent flight shot of this red kite. Thank you for your comments and wishes. You easily realize the importance of being healthy when you are ill. Did not know that it is so difficult to capture a goshawk where you live because you got so many beautiful bird species in the UK.
 
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Excellent flight shot of this red kite. Thank you for your comments and wishes. You easily realize the importance of being healthy when you are ill. Did not know that it is so difficult to capture a goshawk where you live because you got so many beautiful bird species in the UK.
I meant to reply earlier jb. To quote From the Woodland Trust: “Goshawks were all but extinct as a breeding bird in the UK by the end of the 19th century due to loss of woodland habitat and persecution from gamekeepers. Deliberate and accidental reintroductions have seen the population slowly recover, with an estimated 542 birds in 2017. However, both habitat loss and persecution remain a threat.”

British Goshawks remain very shy of human beings, more so than those on the European mainland, and it would not be possible to get a photo like the beautiful one you posted.
 

Media information

Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
Jonno52
Date added
View count
309
Comment count
10

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/3200 second(s)
ISO
640
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Red Kite 443A4924 standard BF.jpg
File size
130.3 KB
Date taken
Thu, 05 May 2022 10:28 AM
Dimensions
2011px x 1257px

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