11:37, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015
The bird of prey which was almost wiped out in the UK is now nesting in the county
After Wildlife Aid boss Simon Cowell said he believed the once-threatened red kite was now soaring in numbers, you've been telling us where you've seen the majestic bird in our county.
Your sightings of the once almost-extinct bird stretch from Leatherhead to Farnham, raising hope for its future.
The animals are distinctive because of their forked tail and striking chestnut colour. With a 2m-long wingspan, they are incredibly agile and can soar aloft for hours at a time.
Kites were saved after a conservation project in the Chilterns during the 1990s, when 60 breeding pairs were introduced in and around Oxford and numbers swelled as they established themselves.
Get Surrey reader Debra Izatt said on Facebook: "I've seen two over the last month in Compton, soaring over the fields at Loseley.