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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 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.

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

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....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

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

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!

"Two hundred years ago, they commonly scavenged scraps from the backstreets of London. Now, thanks to reintroductions by farsighted conservationists, they are once more a familiar and striking sight across Britain. Few birds have experienced such a demographic rollercoaster. Red kites are well and truly back." 52 Wildlife Weekends www.bradtguides.com

"Two hundred years ago, they commonly scavenged scraps from the backstreets of London. Now, thanks to reintroductions by farsighted conservationists, they are once more a familiar and striking sight across Britain. Few birds have experienced such a demographic rollercoaster. Red kites are well and truly back." 52 Wildlife Weekends www.bradtguides.com

"Red kites are well and truly back. That red kites can be now seen in several areas, however, does not make it any less special to enjoy these long-winged raptors in their core domain of Powys. And nowhere is more spectacular than at Gigrin Farm." 52 Wildlife Weekends www.bradtguides.com

"Red kites are well and truly back. That red kites can be now seen in several areas, however, does not make it any less special to enjoy these long-winged raptors in their core domain of Powys. And nowhere is more spectacular than at Gigrin Farm." 52 Wildlife Weekends www.bradtguides.com