I popped out to the Chilterns for a walk around the Xmas Common area. Kites were everywhere calling and pair bonding. Unfortunately we had hardly any sunny spells where we were. It wasn’t until we headed for home at 2.30pm that we were bathed in glorious sunshine. Then I couldn’t really stop on the M40, my wife would have gone mad, only joking I am not that irresponsible. Other birds of note encountered on the walk were Marsh Tits, Nuthatches, Redwings, Fieldfares and a drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.
Here are some poor kite photos, that mean I will have to venture out there again
Female above and male below
I am used to seeing Kites stuck in tree on Primrose Hill but never this many.