Just for fun I am making a note of which days I see Red Kites this year because I often write that I see Red Kites most days and I just wanted to check whether it is true (or whether I am fooling myself) and if so, how true.
I’m not going out of my way looking for Red Kites but I am noting the sightings.
So, in the 31 days of January I have seen Red Kites on 22 days.
The gaps tend to be days spent in London when the return journey is after dark, days away from Northants and days of awful weather.
Red Kites are an important part of my life – I love to see them but I also usually watch them for a while because they are so very adept at flying. Just south of Luton Airport Parkway station from the train is a good place to see them on my irregular journeys into London – I’m always pleased to see them there but always a bit sad that I am whizzed past them and can’t stop and stare.
There were three Red Kites just outside the bedroom window yesterday afternoon and as I watched them a Perergine flew past – bonus! First Peregrine for the house lst this year. In future years maybe I’ll be recording Peregines to see whether I see them ‘all the time’ too.[registration_form]