Red Kite. These birds are incredibly fast and agile and they use their large fan-shaped forked tails to provide steering.

Red Kite. These birds are incredibly fast and agile and they use their large fan-shaped forked tails to provide steering.

Red Kite...love seeing these when driving to and from West Wales

Red Kite...love seeing these when driving to and from West Wales

Flying high: Back from the brink of extinction, the red kites are flourishing across Britain - Photo: Alamy Images

Vermin...or awesome bird of prey? The red kite is back in British towns

Flying high: Back from the brink of extinction, the red kites are flourishing across Britain - Photo: Alamy Images

Red Kite on 3.2.13 near Junction 32 of the M1 not sure where thats near!

Red Kite on 3.2.13 near Junction 32 of the M1 not sure where thats near!

Red Kite....these beautiful birds can be seen flying over our garden, last year we saw 8 at once.......xx

Red Kite....these beautiful birds can be seen flying over our garden, last year we saw 8 at once.......xx

redtailed hawk They are plentiful in our area and fun to watch as they hunt.

redtailed hawk They are plentiful in our area and fun to watch as they hunt.

Red Kite by Andrew Withey via Flickr. Kites are raptors that acquire their names because of their ability to use the wind currents to their advantage as they soar in hunt of prey.

Red Kite by Andrew Withey via Flickr. Kites are raptors that acquire their names because of their ability to use the wind currents to their advantage as they soar in hunt of prey.

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