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I think I saw a Red Kite flying over Crossgates

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by MrTempleDene, Mar 9, 2011.


    LIZIE BEE New Member

    probably a magic lantern?
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  3. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

  4. bremner8

    bremner8 New Member

    Thought you would have been up on the magic lantern sort of thing Oldhenwife!
  5. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    I might not be the worlds greatest expert on bird spotting, but I can tell the difference between a bird and a "magic lantern"
  6. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    Oh I remember magic lanterns well but can't understand what they have to do with this thread.
  7. Derc

    Derc New Member

    So pigs can fly?
  8. closedaccount1

    closedaccount1 New Member

    Either that or someone's invented a pork tree.
  9. bremner8

    bremner8 New Member

    Not a pork tree, an 'ambush.
  10. Derc

    Derc New Member

    :D :D Hope no one chops it down
  11. bremner8

    bremner8 New Member

  12. philess

    philess New Member

    I live in the Fearnville area and red kites are a common sight (oddly enough mostly on Sundays). Harewood started a red kite breeding program a few years ago and released some into the wild around Eccup reservoir. As their "hunting" range (they are scavengers) is anything up to 15 miles it should not be surprising to see them over any area of Leeds, indeed I have heard reports of them having been seen scavenging in the city centre.
  13. halliclone

    halliclone New Member

    Some interesting Red Kite factoids there philess, thanks.:icon_smile:

    Where do you live the rest of the week?
  14. Lemon Sole

    Lemon Sole Member

    Up until the end of June I have seen red kites over Harehills on an almost daily basis, but none since then - any ideas?
  15. spanielsmum

    spanielsmum New Member

    I saw the red kite over Harehills this morning. haven't seen the Crossgates one for ages unless it's the same bird....
  16. netty

    netty New Member

    You did! There are several in the north of the city, one regularly flies over Harehills, have seen two regularly over Roundhay and also seen one flying low over Asda at Killingbeck. Sometimes they are so low you can see the feathers rippling in the wind-a truly awesome sight. If you go to Harewood they fly very very low over the bird garden and you can often see several flying round the trees on the estate.
  17. Croggy

    Croggy Cereal Forumer Staff Member

    Not Leeds, but very sad anyway.


  18. bremner8

    bremner8 New Member

    Good old fashioned ignorant gamekeeping no doubt. As long as the cash crop pheasant are OK who gives a toss about real wild birds eh? Should be found and jailed, along with the landowner who hired the ****.
  19. bremner8

    bremner8 New Member

    Don't remember writing ****, I thought I wrote ****.
  20. Joe

    Joe El Duderino

    You'll find that we have a swear filter here due to it being a family forum.
  21. bremner8

    bremner8 New Member

    Yes I know. Just being humorus.

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