Meet the Model – Rhodri the Red Kite ~ Graham Stewart

Reblogged from Wildonline.blog:

Say hello to  Rhodri the Red Kite – Milvus milvus

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The Red kite is yet another bird of prey that was persecuted to the point where it became extinct in both Scotland and England by the 1900’s and by the 1930’s only 2 breading pairs were thought to remain in Mid Wales. Such was the concern for these beautiful birds that the army was brought in to protect the remaining nest sites. Following a successful reintroduction programme between the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage and English nature populations across the UK are expanding rapidly. In flight it can be distinguished from other birds of prey by its forked tail, white under wing patches and black flight feathers.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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