Leucistic Red Kites visit Welsh farm


Three different leucistic Red Kites have been seen at Gigrin Farm, Radnorshire, where a raptor feeding station is a popular attraction.

Leucism is a condition of reduced pigmentation resulting in unusually pale plumage in birds. The bare parts and the eyes are unaffected, unlike in albinism where these areas appear pale pink.

Two of the three leucistic Red Kites have been seen at the feeding station at the same time (Andy Morffew via Flickr).

Gigrin Farm is popular with photographers and several visitors have managed to see the unusual kites. Rodney Holbrook, who spent time photographing the kites, said: "It was absolute magic."

Find out more about the site at gigrin.co.uk.