Wing tagged Red Kites

18 June 2003 | Marek Walford

Several people, particularly Fraser Cottington, have been paying close attention to Red Kites seen over Dinton Pastures. Recently a wing-tagged bird was seen with an orang tag on the left wing and a blue tag on the right wing. It was assumed it was bird from the release programme in the Chilterns but it turned out be a bird from Yorkshire!

Fraser has asked me to publish the following information to encourage people to check Red Kites more closely:

The tag on the left wing indicates the origin as follows:

The tag on the right wing indicates the year of release/fledging as follows: