Red Kites in Hillingdon

I am not normally a bird watcher but I have very recently found myself looking to the skies of Hillingdon whilst visiting my girlfriend as I spotted several Red Kites. These are such beautiful and majestic birds and think it's amazing they are soaring through the skies of greater London once again. I have seen as many as 6 or 7 flying around the Hillingdon skies and wondered if anyone else has managed to spot them or even get close to them. They are amazing birds and I will try to get some photos to upload when I next see them

  • Benjamin I have to agree with you Red Kites are a fantastic bird to watch and because they are quite distinctive even non birders recognise and enjoy them. I have been lucky enough to have been able to watch them fairly locally ever since the release scheme back in the late 1990's and still never tire of watching them


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can