The Red Kite is the largest bird of prey in the UK with an enormous wingspan. A male can measure up to 110cm (around 3.5 feet), making it noticeably larger than most other raptors! A female can be slightly smaller, around 100cm (3 foot). Despite its size they are agile birds and incredible acrobats which makes them fun to watch in flight. They also have a distinctive red shoulder patch when in flight which is why they are commonly referred to as 'the red kite' or 'kites'.
Red Kites make a beautiful sight against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, and they're definitely worth a visit if you get the chance.