One of the local Red Kites has been tailless for a couple of months now. It has been seen over various parts of the village on a regular basis.
Would have thought (if it is the same bird) that there would be signs of the tail growing back by now but this maybe a permanent injury?
Being tailless will have some effect on the Kites manoeuvrability but we have not noticed any disadvantages so far.
In the garden and on the allotment today and a few Redwing over but that was about it!