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Old Monday 31st December 2018, 16:57   #1
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red kite range

does anyone know how far south the range of the Chilterns red kites stretches ?

i saw one about a week ago near Romsey's Fishlake Meadows nature reserve, and wondered whether this is a migrant, an interloper from the continent or part of the Chiltern population's range ?
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Old Monday 31st December 2018, 17:50   #2
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Hi, that's local to me. They have been "established" in Romsey area / Test Valley for a few years now.
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not totally surprised, I had after all seen them along the A34, but hadnt seen any on previous visits to the reserve (although admittedly these visits have been limited in number)
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If they weren't so classy I'd have to call them a dirt bird round Farnborough, they spread here from the Chilterns via Reading some years ago. Not surprised they are increasing in South Hampshire now.

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Hi, that's local to me. They have been "established" in Romsey area / Test Valley for a few years now.
Plenty in the Meon Valley and around here in Alresford, I counted 10 together recently. I've also seen them in East Sussex near East Grinstead
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It's probably not the best time to think about this! But I can't recall seeing many in the New forest /coast. I might revisit this tomorrow!
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It's probably not the best time to think about this! But I can't recall seeing many in the New forest /coast. I might revisit this tomorrow!
Fairly consistent on longish watches at Acres Down, often away to the North, scope only. Possibly roaming the edge of the Forest rather than in it.

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Yes, just checked, my sightings are all M27/A31 or North of M27/A31.
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I've seen 2 birds over Bilbrook near Wolverhampton last year, clearly wanderers from somewhere !!
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I've seen 2 birds over Bilbrook near Wolverhampton last year, clearly wanderers from somewhere !!
Birds originating from Northamptonshire at a guess...
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Possibly, though more likely from Wales I would have thought.
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I've seen 2 birds over Bilbrook near Wolverhampton last year, clearly wanderers from somewhere !!
Indeed, Wolverhampton Wanderers......
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Indeed, Wolverhampton Wanderers......
And saw another today along the A41 by Newport, Shrops - about 10 miles from Wolverhampton.............tho looked more like a Black Kite.
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i have seen my fist one in Crawley at the beginning of March
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