In reply to rspbailey:
Sorry not to have included the photo with my first message. My friend, who I have known for a long time says that while he was walking in Evington Park he heard a loud squawking sound and then looked up to see this bird. He likes to take his camera with him and snap pictures of things that interest him.
I hope I manage to upload the photograph this time.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
Obviously, sorry your editorial abilities have been questioned. Not your fault photos have been interchanged.
To have a professional opinion, as RSPBailey said prev, the original photo(s) need to be provided. A copied photo of a swallow tailed kite which this is, can be identified as that, but that isn't what was photographed in Leics.
Thank you for your reply. The reason I am not happy is because the local twitcher says "I have been the intermediary between Osy and the county bird recorder. Osy's queries have been answered. Please would you let me know how you plan to make this front page mistake clear to our readers?
It was a pity a stock photograph appeared in the magazine. However, on this site I haven't posted the stock photograph, only the originals Osy sent. It isn't right if the County recorder is making a decision just because the sighting is very unusual or for political reasons to agree with his friend.
I enclose the photographs of the bird Osy calls a Swallow Tailed Kite and one he sent me called a Red Kite.
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