Here is a bird of prey with long primary fingers and a long, tilted pale tail, which is widely spread to show distinctly angular corners, giving a very flat rear edge. The plumage is reddish brown on the body and underwing, with a whitish head and large white patches on the underwing, just behind those dark fingers. The bill is medium/small for a raptor, the eye pale and the yellow feet look small and weak by birds of prey standards. Going back to the tail, if less spread, it would clearly be forked (certainly not rounded and very unlike to be square). A forked tail means a kite, and the combination of rufous plumage, whitish head and pale underwing patches all point to Red Kite.
KEY FEATURES Fingered wings and ‘droopy’ wing profile Long pale rudder-like tail which would be forked if not widely spread Weak feet of a scavenger Reddish plumage is why it is called a Red Kite