An afternoon trying to photograph the Red Kites from the Large Tower Hide at the Gigrin Farm feeding station, near Rhayder in deepest mid-Wales.
There were many birds, even at this time of year, but getting photos of them is not as easy at it might seem. Much depends on the light and the wind direction, as the birds always fly into the wind. I always prefer sun for Red Kite photos but unfortunately there was very little of that during this session.
We found this hide was better than the lower hides we used last year for getting shots either level with the birds or looking down on them.
As usual, click on any caption for a larger image. For a gallery of all my recent Red Kite photos, click here.
|Red Kite passing quite close against a plain green background
|Approaching head-on with the sky the background
|Red Kite coming up at me!
|Red Kite zeroing in on a snack!
|Red Kite close up
|Red Kite diving down at speed
|Red Kite almost frame filling
|Red Kite on a food run
|Looking down on a Buzzard! One of a few around.