• Question: do you know what a red kite does whilst flying across scotland

    Asked by burkey123 to Kapila on 20 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Kapila Ponnamperuma

      Kapila Ponnamperuma answered on 20 Jun 2013:

      Actually ecologists don’t fully understand why red kites make these excursions (flying over long distances). During these flights, they may be looking for a partner, a new nest site for breeding or simply explore the area. Obviously they may stop while for feeding if they see a dead animal or a rat in a field. They also find woodland to sleep at nights.