Pays to take your camera when going to the local rubbish tip. At the end of last month when we had some rubbish to get rid of, we saw 20 Black Kite flying over the tip. Very unusual for our area, and I did not have the camera with me then. On our next trip, I made sure I had it with me hoping they would still be there, and this time there were 8 flying around.
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Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Another name for the Black Kite is Fork-tailed Kite.
The fork-tail is not always obvious.
The tail is often twisted from side to side in flight.
Normally an inland species, one of the Black Kites favourite food sources, apart from rubbish tips, are fire fronts where they feed on a variety of small animals flushed out or killed.
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