Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

One or two records per year of this scarce vagrant but seem to be increasing in frequency. The dark plumage and less forked tail distinguish this from Red Kite. Images from the Gigrin bird in February 2010.

Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5291

Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10  IMG_5291



Black Kite diving Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5641

Black Kite diving Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5641



Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5321

Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10  IMG_5321



Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5638

Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10  IMG_5638



Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5672

Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10  IMG_5672



Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5669

Black Kite Gigrin 11 2 10 IMG_5669



Black Kite carrying food Gigrin 17 1 10 vert IMG_7928

Black Kite carrying food Gigrin 17 1 10 vert IMG_7928



Black Kite carrying food Gigrin 17 1 10 IMG_7940

Black Kite carrying food Gigrin 17 1 10 IMG_7940



Black Kite carrying food Gigrin 17 1 10 IMG_7939

Black Kite carrying food Gigrin 17 1 10 IMG_7939



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