Thursday, May 6, 2010

Arial Combat

I headed back to Grigin Farm in Mid-Wales last week for more photographs of the many many red kites that now feed there.
Mid Wales was once home to one of the last remaining red kite populations in the UK, but there has now been a population explosion thanks to feeding stations such as the one at Grigin Farm.
I was lucky enough to get these fabulous shots of the kites as they squabbled over titbits. It's fascinating to see how they will chase each other for one morsel, even though there was plenty available on the ground.
The red kite in the front here, just above the raven, has a morsel of food and the others are all chasing it.
In this shot the red kite above dropped the scrap of meat and the one below caught it middair!