The data and records between 2004 and July 2009 have been supplied by Northern Kites. During this period a lot of information on the kites was collected. The reason for this was that the red kites had radio transmitters fitted to them which made it much easier to track and identify them. To gather information on individual kites the Friends of Red Kites monitoring teams have to rely on visual sightings using telescopes and binoculars. The best time to do this is during spring when birds are preparing to breed, and at the autumn/winter roost.
Northern Kites released 20 kites in 2004, 41 kites in 2005 and 33 kites in 2006. Three kites were born in 2006, the first year of breeding. Since 2006 a further one hundred and nineteen red kites have fledged in the wild, with the total number of juveniles that have been wing tagged standing at over 85 birds.
To read their individual histories, click on the relevant section, which will enable you to find the required details.