Red Kite Wing Tags
Ok, I know this photo is really poor quality, but it was taken from a very long way away!
It’s our old friend ‘D’. This Red Kite has wing tags on each wing which tell you where he was hatched and what year. The right wing tag is green, which lets you know what year the bird was hatched and fledged, the yellow wing tag on the left wing indicated where the bird was hatched. Different colours are used for different years and for different breeding populations.
We’ve been able to find out quite a lot about this Red Kite. Known as Sussex ‘D’, he was born in Phillis Woods, West Sussex in 2006 as part of a breeding and release programme, and was ringed, wing-tagged and fitted with a radio transmitter on 17th June 2006.
Here’s a couple of other photos of Red Kite Wing Tag ‘D’.