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This is another photograph of a Red Kite taken at the Bellymack Farm Kite Feeding Station on the Galloway Kite Trail on a very wet, dull and windy day in October.

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. You can read more about Red Kites on the RSPB website here.

These birds are incredibly fast and agile and they use their large fan-shaped forked tails to provide steering. That makes them remarkably difficult to photograph, particularly as they were at this time frenzied and swooping around as some fresh meat had just been laid out at the feeding station nearby.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1279 W: 393 N: 4797] (19288)
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