Red Kite (RSPB)
Red Kites were re-introduced into England in July 1990 in the Chiltern Hills. They had been wiped out by by persecution but the re-introduced birds were breeding by the next year. They are a wonderful sight over the hills, easily reached by the Metropolitan and Chiltern lines.
However, I have seen them occasionaly in Brent, usually singly and high in the sky and last week asked on Twitter about sightings.
I had many replies with up to 6 seen over Northwick Park, but usually two and others seen in Wembley (by someone on their way to the Coldplay Concert), Sudbury Town, Alperton, South Harrow, Preston Road, Barn Hill, Fryent Country Park and even Wembley High Road.
You will sometimes see them mobbed by crows. Keep your eyes open and Tweet (no joke intended) @WembleyMatters to say where you have seen them.
It would be wonderful if we had our own breeding pairs in North West London.