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beechy

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Hi everyone, I have just joined the forum and would like to see if anyone can confirm what this bird is. i suspect it is a Black kite but I have never seen one in this area before. (Lincolnshire, UK)
Thanks for any help.

David
 

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Joseph Bouvier

"No, that was a pigeon, not an eagle".
Spain
Sorry about the last message, my computer lagged for a moment and I didn't finish it. It looks like a red kite to me. :)
 

KC Foggin

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I'm just going to jump in here and wish you a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and please join in wherever you like ;)
 

Deb Burhinus

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Europe
Yes, certainly Red Kite - look at the deeply forked tail among other things.

Also Black Kite are mostly migrants to Africa (with some groups wintering in the med afair)

PS Welcome to Birdforum Beechy 👍

sorry x-posted with you there!
 
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Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
Here you are - the comparison bird of the day

 

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