Monday, May 25, 2009

Red Kites in Yorkshire


I went to a Game Fair at Harewood House today. Harewood is about 30 minutes from where I live and I always enjoy a visit because Red Kites are usually visible gliding overhead.

The Yorkshire Red Kite project began in 1999 and has been highly successful. Many chicks have been successfully reared and the Kite is now a common sight in the area. Today was no exception, in fact we got spectacular views of a couple of birds. This one will be appearing in a painting in the future.

5 comments:

pencilportraits said...

Fantastic shot Gayle, I'm on a raptor course with wok soon and we are off to see Red Kites, I hope I get a shot like this!

Carolina said...

Good news are always welcome!

Dee Dee said...

That would make a beautiful CP Gayle! I'd love to see you paint that, what a great shot nice light coming through his wings too.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful, majestic bird. Great photo!

Sharon Whitley said...

did you ever do a painting of this - I finally got to see red kites last week in Wales, magnificent birds!