On Friday July 26 I was driving towards Cleckheaton on the Dewsbury Road near the swimming baths when I saw a red kite gliding from the Gomersal side towards Hightown.
As I was driving at the time I was unable to stop to take a picture.
Is there a new colony of the bird in the district?
There is no doubt that it was a red kite, as having worked at Harewood House I am aware of the appearance and flight patterns of the bird.
Are there any local ornithologists who may have some observations of the bird.