Thursday, 22 August 2019

June - Red Kite visit RRG

Typical – we wait sixteen months for a new species for the group list then two come along together!

Three Red Kites were attracted to the Iver Heath garden, together with a Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Red Kite (Chris & Denise Lamsdell)

Statistically, LBBG was already on the list on the basis of some holiday ringing in Cornwall over 40 years ago, but this is the first within the Runnymede area. Also unusual were four Lapwing pulli at Langley Vale, and altogether the July total was 378 new birds of 32 species.

Juveniles swelled the catches with Blackcap the most numerous at 89, Whitethroat at 41 and Chiffchaff at 30.

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