My first view of a red kite was about 30 years ago, perched on a wall at the side of a road in Wales, at a time when they had almost died out in Britain. Since they have made an incredibly strong recovery, spreading eastwards across the UK. I first managed to photograph some at Rutland Water in summer 2014, then later in the same year at Bwlch Nant yr Arian, where they were being fed in front of an audience. Eventually they spread to Cambridgeshire and could be seen frequently along the A1M. I discovered that the reason they could be seen so often was that they were being fed by a lady living on a farm close to the A1 near Stilton.
They feed late in the afternoon, and to obtain a quality shot, with the light illuminating the wings, I park on the side road near the farm. They circle around and when the sun is low in the sky you have the opportunity for a picture like this one.