Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Doing well

 Seeing as Red Kite is doing so well I thought a quick peek into how our name sakes are doing was in order. Now bear in mind this fantastic bird of prey with its nearly five foot wingspan was brought from the very edge of extinction with only one breeding pair left in 1977, from the following pictures you can perhaps detect a few more pairs and that the birds doing alright for itself.
 There are around 600 breeding pairs now
and a lot of them live in Rhayder!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Red Kites! Reintroduced a few years ago near High Wycombe. Last year on a short trip on the M40 I counted seven in the air at one time. I was told that people feed them in their gardens, which will not encourage them to move out of the immediate area.