Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:54
Think it means you're very lucky indeed Gardenmaiden. I've only ever seen Red Kites when visiting the Welsh rellies, but I know they're spreading across the country and have been seen in East Anglia so maybe one day ....
We live near oak woodland, and do get the occasional visit to our garden by Sparrowhawks who will sometimes take an unwary blackbird, but more often than not they'll take a collared dove or a fat woodpigeon - plucking and tucking into them on the lawn.
However, earlier in the year we had several visits from a pair of Peregrines who were nesting and rearing a brood of 4 chicks on the nearby cathedral spire We no longer have a row of fat woodpigeons habitually sitting on our roof ridge.