Red Kite monitoring

As part of a Red Kite monitoring project, BTO ringers are tagging Kites in Dorset, Wiltshire and Berkshire. The tags allocated locally are yellow with a two character code in black lettering. The code, which is made up of one letter and one number, will individually identify the bird. The birds are fitted with a tag on each wing, and each tag has the code visible from both the upper wing and the lower wing. In this way it is possible to read the code from birds in flight (from above and below), and from perched birds.

The first two birds were tagged in Berkshire (between Shinfield and Arborfield) on Sunday 17th February, and had the codes “J0” and “J1”.

Please help by reporting any sightings of tagged birds to: .