I was walking along Broad Street, Reading at lunch time today when a red kite flew out from over Marks and Spencer's. I slowed my pace so as not to bump into anyone, and watched while it drifted off at roof-top level in the direction of the Oracle shopping centre. The black, brown and white markings on the underside of its wings were clearly visible.
This is not the first time I have seen one of these birds from Broad Street. See here for details.