I've only just discovered this excellent forum. I've always been interested in wildlife, but have always concentrated on plants, animals, insects and micro-organisms. Now I want to learn much more about birds. I was looking at the full moon in daylight through binoculars a few weeks ago from my town garden and suddenly noticed a flock of gulls hounding a red kite directly overhead. They were all so high that I couldn't see them with the naked eye. This was the first time I'd seen a red kite from the garden, although in the neighbouring countryside they are now the most common birds of prey. I could watch them all day.