Kites and ospreys

April 8th, 2017

The red kite is an opportunist bird it feeds mainly off carrion, finding its next meal as it soars and dives in the sky. Where the ospreys feed, the kites have not been slow to see that some fish are either dead or dying in the water. They descend on the pond or lake sighting the fish and eventually dive with their claws out and grab the fish. The kites have an even bigger wingspan than the osprey and are spectacular to watch as they soar effortlessly using their tail to change direction.