This white red kite was been a frequent visitor to the red kite feeding station (The correct term for the white kite is Leucistic).
Leucistic means that the colouration is mainly pure white and not the usual reds and blacks of a 'normal' kite. Leucism differs from albinism in that pigment is not entirely absent - in most cases it is at least retained in the eyes. This Leucistic individual is mainly white, and has blue eyes - not to be confused for Albino which means the lack of colouring evidenced by pink eyes.
This white red kite was hatched in 2003 just 30 miles west of Gigrin and since fledgling had not been seen for some eight months before turning up here in the winter.