While on our way to the shops, Linda and I have noticed a Red Kite over a nearby patch of woodland. The few photos I managed (there's nowhere convenient to park!) revealed that at least two birds were involved: a promising sign.
Yesterday we saw both together for the first time: one was carrying twigs into the canopy, while the other occasionally dropped to the ground to look for worms! For obvious reasons, I shan't give exact location details: watch this space for developments.