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Argaty Kites is based in Sterlingshire at the village of Doune near Callander in central Scotland. It is a red kite feeding station and is getting a good reputation for its work in looking after the local wildlife and the red kites in particular. There is an intensive ringing and monitoring program, the local kites are ringed and kites visiting the area are monitored.

It is also a very good place to get images of the stunning birds. The birds are fed in the afternoon, and around thirty of them congregate and pick up the food giving very good views of the birds flying around and interacting. I waited for a day which had brilliant winter sunshine, the sun at this time of year keeps low, and with the feeding station up a hill the sun lights up the underside of the birds. During the summer months the sun is higher and shines on the top of the birds leaving the underside in the shade. Below are a few images from the afternoon at Argaty Kites

One space left on my Friday 18th – Tuesday 22nd January Isle of Mull Workshop
Bird of Prey Workshop 27th December 2012
Puffins and Seabirds workshops on the Farne Islands  May – July

Red Kite

Red Kite

Red Kite feeding on the wing

Red Kite interaction

Red Kite

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Ron McCombe

Ron McCombe

Ron McCombe, A professional wildlife photographer, Ron lives in the Scottish Borders. He has travelled around Europe, North America and Canada in pursuit of his photographic goals. He concentrates his photography around the Borders Region of Scotland but travels up to the Highlands and Islands around Scotland running workshops in these areas. An award-winning photographer, Ron won the inaugural Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010. His work can be seen in books, magazines and newspapers. He is passionate about Scotland and its amazing wildlife and promotes it in his lectures and illustrated talks all over the UK.

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Paul Marto

Awesome shots Ron, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Dan

need sunglasses to look at them pics! been raped by PS! 🙂

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