I just saw what I can only describe as a “flock” of Red Kites. They’re not really flocking birds as such, in my experience they just coincide with one another geographically based on where the food is, rather than out of any specific social behaviour..
Anyway, point is, there were 21 of them, all together. At two metres across these things are the size of eagles, and there were almost two dozen of them just above the field next to the bus I’m currently on.
For an endangered species, they seem to be doing okay right now…