Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Ed the Red Kite...

From outside, Prunella could hear the repetitive call of the Red Kites. 
Some of the birds were calling to others  perched high in nearby trees. Others were circling overhead.
She rushed outside to get a glimpse of her friend Ed the Red Kite. He was busy watching his friend Spike circling overhead...

"Come on Ed!" calls Spike from up above.
Without a moment's hesitation Ed was off, it was time to join Spike for some fun and games and possibly a quick snack...

Later in the afternoon Prunella was sat enjoying a cup of tea after all her hard work in the garden.
There was an overhead cry from Ed as if to say "Hi!" before he landed back in his favourite conifer tree...

Prunella was a little shocked to see the state of Ed. His feathers were in rather a mess.
What on earth had he been up to...

She hoped he wasn't injured.
Thankfully it wasn't long before he was busy preening himself. 
Then time for a much needed forty winks... 

 A few hours later, refreshed and no worse for wear it was time to say, "Goodbye Prunella. See you same time, same place tomorrow!"

Prunella never gets bored watching these magnificent birds. She even fell off a table trying to capture that elusive shot but that's another story!

Until the next time, 
stay safe, happy and healthy. 
Hugs to all.



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  1. Awesome photos today and a great Story 2

  2. Amazing photos of Ed Prunella! He is such a handsome bird friend. I wish you have a lovely time tomorrow when you meet again!

  3. Hello, they are beautiful birds. I wish I could sit with you and watch them too. Great post and photos of Ed and Spike. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  4. Hello Prunella!
    Awesome post and beautiful images.
    I am delighted with this wonderful bird.

  5. Wonderful photos Prunella! Having never seen a red kite this is a real treat.
    Thank you - enjoy your evening,

  6. Truly beautiful bird despite the molting feathers. The plumage on Ed's head is especially attractive!

  7. Hello!:) Great captures of Ed and his friend Spike. What beautiful majestic birds they are. I wish I could see them in our conifer trees.

  8. Prunella you are indeed a lucky girl. To have Red Kites so close to your home as to know them by name is very special. Someday soon we in the north of England may get to see and know Red Kites as well as you do.

  9. Wow amazing photos. I don't think I'd get tired of watching him either!!

  10. Wow, what incredible photos! Prunella is quite the lucky girl to have Ed so close :)

    Wishing you a joyous week. Hugs!

  11. I wouldn't get bored either. What a beauty and I loved your photos.

  12. Wonderful photos of beautiful birds!

  13. A m a z i n g photos, Prunella! You must live in a very special place to have such neighbours and friends. What a magnificent bird!
    The conifer is very handsome too. What tree is it? Looks big.
    Wishing you a wonderful day. ♥

    1. Thank you for your very interesting comment today! (I replied in the comment section.)
      Your neighbour's garden sounds like a lovely place. For some reason, I like conifers more and more and it's always interesting to see different ones. That tree looks beautiful - no wonder Ed likes it. :)
      Big hugs! xx

  14. So that is what they look like close-up. I have only seen Red Kites once, along the side of a motorway, the shape was distinctive but they were quite a way off. The detail in your photographs is wonderful. Well done Prunella!

  15. Great shots of a stunning bird. I remember visiting Britain many years ago and this species was only found in a small area of Wales, but now it seems to have expanded its range and is no longer difficult to find over many areas of the country. Hooray for that!

  16. Ed and Spike are very beautiful !!!! I enjoyed know them !!!!
    And I agree, you can not get bored to watch them !!!!Hehehe....
    Have a great day Prunella !!!!
    A meow of Sofia

  17. beautiful images of the red kite. One of my favorite raptors but I rarely see them.

  18. Such a delight to read of Ed's visit with Prunella!
    Amazing that you were able to snap so many wonderful images of the visit.

  19. It is such an awesome looking bird. Great pictures.

  20. These are majestic looking birds! Have a great day!

  21. Love, Love, Love this post.
    Photo's are amazing.

    "Prunella never gets bored watching these magnificent birds. She even fell off a table trying to capture that elusive shot but that's another story!"

    I'm looking forward to hearing the story! Hope you were ok!

    All the best Jan

  22. Well worth falling off the table, great photos.

  23. Hello, amazing photos of the Kite! I really enjoyed this post and your captures of this gorgeous bird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  24. You took some amazing photos of this spectacular bird. Look at those feathers up close! WOW! Love the last one, in flight! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

  25. What a beautiful bird (just saw one yesterday fly by deck) and what fantastic photography you have done of this marvelous critter ~ thanks!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  26. I love your story! What great pictures! Thanks for sharing,phyllis

  27. Great set of pictures - hard to believe that these birds were once on the verge of extinction in the UK.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Darwin, NT

  28. Wow !!!! what this is great!
    Beautiful to see and to photograph these beautiful and powerful birds! Here I am quite a bit jealous. In the Netherlands we do not have these beautiful birds of prey.

    A hug

  29. Ed is such a beauty ♥

  30. Good morning Prunella. Looks like you are not up and about yet to see new birds? I'll stop by7later to check up.

  31. Handsome big bird.
    Great to see the eagle slide.
    There's no witch eagles.


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