YBK (affectionately called Yibes) is an adult Yellow-billed kite (Milvus migrans parasitus). She is a great flier and makes the most of the easterly breezes that blow up the valley into the amphitheatre and glides merrily overhead catching her food reward on the wing. Luckily her stomach rules and she comes down when you bring out ‘the big piece’ of meat.
She is certainly “all girl” and chats constantly, making it very difficult for her shy mate, Bart, to get a word in edgeways. In the summer months her noisy talk often attracts the wild kites that migrate annually from central east-Africa and they join her in the air – to see what all the fuss is about of course!