Rare red kite is spotted near Louth

The red kite
The red kite

Brian Leese was thrilled to spot a rare visitor to these parts in the skies near Louth - a red kite.

He snapped it flying near Ruckland on Wednesday.

He told us: “It’s the first red kite I’ve ever seen here.”

They are distinctive because of their forked tail and red colour.

They have a wingspan of nearly two metres.

Did you see it? Email charles.ladbrook@jpress.co.uk