Why the birds on this site?

The branding and imagesĀ of birds on this site are of the Red Kite, a bird of prey native to the UK. Historically associated with towns and cities, it was hunted to near extinction by 1930 but its resurgence since has been a great success. It can now be seen ranging between the Chilterns and the borders of London, including Northwood, where I amĀ based. Highly distinctive with their almost 2 metre wingspan, Kites hunt on the wing, soaring and circling over open ground seeking opportunity.

Media licensed under Creative Commons :

Logo from a drawing by Jos Zwarts [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Banner video from a video by Marc Plomp [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl], via Wikimedia Commons

Banner still image by Mark Medcalf (Locked onUploaded by snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons