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Movement of Red Kites in Sussex May 2017

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Old Saturday 24th August 2019, 10:23   #1
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Movement of Red Kites in Sussex May 2017

Has anyone access to reports of Red Kites from Sussex in late May? Exceptional numbers were reported from Kent on 25th and I assume they came along the chalk ridge into Kent via Sussex but numbers would help!
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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:49   #2
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Has anyone access to reports of Red Kites from Sussex in late May? Exceptional numbers were reported from Kent on 25th and I assume they came along the chalk ridge into Kent via Sussex but numbers would help!
Shame you haven't had any replies to your post, John. I don't normally stop by this particular sub-forum but the words 'Red Kite' caught my attention. Love those birds. I've e-mailed a good friend from Beachy Head and see if he can answer your question. There was some discussion back in early summer about the recent massive increase of records of the species in Cornwall in late May and there was conjecture whether they were Continental birds or not. I believe it's widely accepted common knowledge in the south-west that these are British (probably Welsh?) birds moving down and back up. I think someone from the south-west stepped in on the discussion and alluded to this fact before I had the chance to do so?
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Did you mean 2019?
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I believe it's widely accepted common knowledge in the south-west that these are British (probably Welsh?) birds moving down and back up. I think someone from the south-west stepped in on the discussion and alluded to this fact before I had the chance to do so?
Think that may have been yours truly? Apologies

(Although perhaps more likely to be wandering birds from the introduced population (Scotland/England) than what was the more sedentary Wesh pop... ??)
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Did you mean 2019?
No, I mean 2017 as I'm writing the BoPs section of the Kent bird report & want to know if the large movement of kites in the county was reflected by figures in Sussex.
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