Now then, that’s a big bird!

Red kites have been an important thread running through my wildlife photography for years. The RSPB originally commissioned me to get shots of the end of the reintroduction project here in the north east. Once the reintroduction had completed, the project handed over the baton to Friends of Red KitesΒ (FoRK). For the past several months I’ve been doing a commission for FoRK: we had a 22m wingspan red kite to photograph at strategic landmarks around the North East. Here are a few of the resulting images which will form part of a roving exhibition.

Birds on the radio

BBC Radio 4’s Living World presenter, Trai Anfield did an excellentΒ recent piece on our local kites. It was lovely to hear Trai and FoRK’s Harold Dobson talking about these magificent birds – 46 kites on a pylon no less!

Trai also works with us on our safaris.

Newcastle Gateshead Quayside

Gibside Chapel

St. Mary’s Lighthouse

Angel of the North

Marsden Rock

Sunderland International Glass Centre

Newcastle Gateshead Quayside – lots of people under a 22m red kite!