Yesterday, I had occasion to visit Harewood House, near Leeds and, of course, I hoped to see red kites which were relocated here from mid-Wales many years ago. I walked around the lake, through the walled gardens and, enjoyable though it was, I found nothing of interest to photograph. So, back to the house and a seat in the splendid formal gardens on the south side. I didn’t have to wait long before a common buzzard paid a brief visit overhead, followed fairly quickly by several red kites and then a painted lady on the purple flowers. In fact, I found that lazing in the comfort of the garden was just about the best spot to photograph these magnificent birds.