Only five minutes from home and a spectacle appears from nowhere (Click image for full appreciation). Behold a creature long gone from this island but following huge re-introduction efforts…a successful return is looking likely.

The mighty Red Kite is a wonderful sight indeed. Although the sightings are still a rarity, they are becoming less so. It amazes me how the other birds automatically recognize it as a threat even without prior meetings.

In a busy summer that has been spent with my family exploring our native island as well as foreign lands, the blog has been put on rations of late.

I shall endeavour to bring you more frequent five minute walks looking at Ireland2Day. In the meantime you can have a game of ‘Spot the odd one out’ in the photo below…

Photo: Co.Down, Ireland

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