The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species is currently endemic to the Western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa, It is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and northwest Africa. To see red Kites in Yorkshire - join www.realyorkshiretours.co.uk for a trip around Wharfedale.
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). Seen in wooded habitats, suburban and rural.These birds usually nest in conifers.The sparrowhawk is an excellent hunter, it will hide under cover and then launch out at speed to catch prey (predominantly small birds) in its talons whilst it's in flight. #Birds #UK
Sisterly affection as barn owls are caught 'kissing' and preening