Friday, 15 March 2013

Kite tag

A walk around Tyn y Craig plantation to view the Ystwyth valley from above brought me adjacent to a small upland mire being contested by a pair of buzzards and a pair of kites.  Fortunately they didn't get aggressive but clearly boundaries were being marked and claim laid to a patch of suitable trees.  Through the scope I could read the tag as one kite briefly touched down in the marshy grassland; it subsequently flew around examining the grasses clutched in its feet.  They all looked spectacular sunlit against a lightly snow- dusted landscape of hills and woods.
Royal Blue 08


  1. Hi Liz,

    thanks for the record. Not travelled far I'm afraid was reared in one of Red's nests near Tyn-y-graig in 2010. Tagged as a single chick on 16th June and noted as probably a male on leg thickness

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