Friday, 10 October 2008

300 red kites

We are now feeding upwards of 300 red kites on a daily basis. These arrive in groups over the entire afternoon - adults first and those in the lower order then come in as their turn occurs. Its not unusual to see younger birds sitting in the trees and waiting their turn.
Visitors to the red kite feeding centre will now be seeing a growing number of new signs. The kite pointing the way is but one of the characters, which I hope, will add a little sparkle to our smaller visitors experience. Red Kite, Buzzard, and Raven are currently depicted. Thinking up characters for magpies, rooks, jackdaws and carrion crows are coming slower. My aim is to have these cartoon characters in every hide so that children may find it fun to pick out birds, as well as the red kites, that frequent the feeding station.
Re-roofing of the damaged buildings has been completed (squirrels had made a 'ski ramp' into the roof of the toilet block so the rain poured in).. Work on the inside can now commence. If everything goes to plan it should be ship shape again this side of Christmas.

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