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Red Kites on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge


A huge 'thank you' to everyone who has been reporting sightings of Red Kites on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge and specifically details about locations and numbers.

As many as 6 were spotted in Tilston most recently and others at Ridley, at Peckforton and at Beeston.

Fantastic news!

Red Kites are active during the day which is a bonus for bird-spotters.

Whether or not these magnificent birds are actually breeding in our area is still an unknown, but it is likely to be just a matter of time and we are now seeing regular sightings.

Red Kites were saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest-running protection programmes and this unmistakable bird, with its reddish-brown body, angled wings and deeply forked tail, has become commonplace over much of England and Wales.

Keep your eyes open and continue to let us know if you see one (or a pair)!