Saturday, 25 October 2008

Released back out into the wild


The red kite in rehabilitation was soon back on wing so was released back out into the wild.. I'd intended to take photographs of it taking flight but it was too quick for me and was soon away in the distance..

Tony Cross brought back the white red kite <- from Stourbridge but on releasing it in the pen it was apparent that it needed no more help so it too was let back out into the wild. This time the bird at least stood still for a moment so a few photographs were possible.
Red kites are swarming around the feeding area now that the weather has turned cooler and are frequently low over the farm buildings after having had their fill.

A poorly red kite was brought in by Elfyn Pugh of Red Kite Safaris on Tuesday. It was accompanied by two syringes containing doses of antibiotics prescribed by Aberystwyth Vets. The kite, now having had its two day course of injections, is eating well, although it is too weak to fly at the moment.

Tony Cross brought news of the White Red Kite Chick we had here in rehab in August - it has turned up in Stourbridge! It will be coming back here for another spell in the unit as it was found on the ground, wet, cold, and much in the need of tlc.

Well in exess of 400 red kites descended today. Please note the changing of the clocks tonight - an hour back will mean the kite feeding will be at 2pm for the rest of the winter..

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