Red kite fishing GIF

May 24th, 2018

Red kites have learnt to take fish from the ponds at the Horn Mill trout farm visited by ospreys. The GIF images show the sequence of the red kite flying in and taking a fish. They look for a fish that has been injured by a missed osprey dive and is either dead or dying. The kites circle above the water to spot the fish, swoop down grabbing it in their talons and fly off.

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