Thursday, 20 August 2009

Fresher day makes for kites on time

The rehabilitation unit has just one resident now as the young buzzard was released back into the wild at the weekend.

The red kite chick has recovered the ability to fly and is eating on its own so will soon be able to join its wild brethren.
The last 10 days of sunshine have meant very unreliable feeding times for kite watchers.

Today the weather was much 'fresher' and kites were waiting for 3pm. As I put out the first shovel of meat a kite swept in and took its prize. As I left the field many more descended and so ended the 'drought' of the last week or more.

Over the last 10 days the kites have been coming in anywhere from 3:20 to 5:30. None of which was helpful for our visitors, some of who had a long journey ahead.

Tomorrow, will the kites be on time - well we will see what happens as the forecast is for spells of sunshine.


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