An introduction to the kent kite club

The question whether the Cape Verde kite should be considered a distinct species Milvus fasciicauda or a red kite subspecies has not been settled. So successful has the reintroduction been that 30 chicks have been transported from Rockingham Forest, for release in Cumbria.

Live birds are also taken and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Other threats include electrocution, hunting and trapping, deforestation, egg-collection on a local scale and possibly competition with the generally more successful black kite M.

A mitochondrial DNA study on museum specimens suggested that Cape Verde birds did not form a monophyletic lineage among or next to red kites.


To increase the rate of red kite expansion into North West England and link up with existing populations in Wales, Yorkshire, North East England and South West Scotland and so increase the chances of a continuous geographical range.

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Apart from the weight difference, the sexes are similar, but juveniles have a buff breast and belly. If you want to join us, then you will find a membership application form here. Populations and trends by country[ edit ] The following figures mostly estimates have been collated from various sources.

Although adult red kites are sedentary birdsoccupying their breeding home range all year in most cases, populations from Central and Northern Europe —although not the United Kingdom—may migrate south to areas such as Spain and the Iberian peninsula during colder winters.

The body, upper tail and wing coverts are rufous. Between and90 birds were released in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bypairs were breeding there.

The club holds a library of kite related videos and books available for members to borrow for free, It also has some two-line stunt kites for members to practice with, a complete teddy-parachuting system, a gazebo, stack of eddy kites and arch of eddy kites, all of which are available for loan to members.

Ninety-four birds were brought from the Chilterns and introduced into the Derwent Valley in North East England between and In the United Kingdom, red kites were ubiquitous scavengers that lived on carrion and rubbish.

The Grizedale programme will be the ninth reintroduction of red kites into different regions of the UK, and the final re-introduction phase in England. In the second stage of reintroduction in andfurther birds were brought from Germany to populate areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

After successfully logging in, we will attempt to locate a ProBoards account that matches your email address. To establish a viable population of red kites in Grizedale, South Cumbria by The white primary flight feathers contrast with the black wing tips and dark secondaries.

Its call is a thin piping sound, similar to but less mewling than the common buzzard. To develop community involvement and create educational opportunities arising from the project.

In Switzerland, populations increased during the s, and have stabilised. The reintroductions in the Chilterns have been a success. If the matching email address we found is not correct, please click "Change Email" on the password verification page.

Northern birds move south in winter, mostly staying in the west of the breeding range, but also to eastern Turkeynorthern Tunisia and Algeria. Therefore, after several years, we decided to move away from this site and fly at more sites throughout Kent.

In addition to these meetings, we are also willing to fly kites, parachute unsuspecting teddy bears and run kite-making workshops at school and village fetes, and almost any event where space permits safe flying.

From now on, please login with your email address and password. The kite is often seen along the roadsides and roaming the open colourful patchwork quilt of wheat and rapeseed fields of Scania.

In Sweden, the species has increased from 30—50 pairs in the s to 1, breeding pairs in Click the "Register" button below to get started, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Juveniles at nest, Berlin. So if you would like to find out a bit more about us, why not come along and meet us at a club meeting or one of the events we are attending. Recover my password Signing up for a new account is a simple step-by-step process. In the society changed its name to Kent Kite Flyers.

After discussions with the then commander at the Ashford Police Training Centre, it was agreed that we could use their playing fields on the fourth Sunday of each month. Recover my password Please use your username and password to login.

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The main threats to red kites are poisoning, through illegal direct poisoning and indirect poisoning from pesticides, particularly in the wintering ranges in France and Spain, and changes in agricultural practices causing a reduction in food resources.Kent Kite Flyers - Flying for fun.

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A sighting of the first red kite in London for years was reported in The Independent newspaper in January and in June of that year, the UK-based Northern Kites Project reported that kites had bred in the Derwent Valley in and around Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear for the first time since the re-introduction.

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Starring the 5/5(12). About Kent Kite Flyers In the society changed its name to Kent Kite Flyers. In the late 90s the club felt the need to find a wider audience in Kent, and searched for another site. After discussions with the then commander at the Ashford Police Training Centre, it was agreed that we could use their playing fields on the fourth Sunday of.

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