My friend asked me a question today about red kites that I did not know the answer to so I thought I would throw open to the most knowledgable forum on the web.
He saw a red kite today for the first time since last spring on the eastern end of the Chilterns so I suppose just about at the end of the current Chilterns range (unless anybody can correct me on this).
He always sees them at this time of year and can sometimes see a few kites in the sky together. Then he does not see them for the rest of the year.
Does anybody know why they are seen more around the beds/bucks border at this time of year? Is this anything to do with looking for food to feed young.
Any ideas gratefully received.