Friday, 7 June 2013

We hope you all enjoyed Spring Watch last night.

We hope you all enjoyed Spring Watch last night. 

It was a privilege for us here at Gigrin to be able to act as host to Iolo and the Springwatch team for his presentation about how the Red Kites, after many years of successful repopulation in mid-Wales, were then reintroduced to other areas of the UK, in particular the Chilterns, from the continent. 

Sadly our attempt to attract the Kites for an evening feeding was not a success - these birds are creatures of habit!! They like to feed during the day and settle in during the evening - but it was worth a try! Maybe next time.

If you're a fan of the Red Kites and would like to see them up close we'd love to welcome you to our wildlife friendly farm.

Chris & the Gigrin Team

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The BBC in readiness for tonights Spring Watch broadcast

The BBC in readiness for tonights Spring Watch broadcast.

I'd been expecting Iolo to feed the kites this afternoon, but a phone call 5 minutes before feeding time meant I was back on the job!

The kites are pouring in as soon as the first shovel of meat is put down, so it is quite a spectacle.

Simon King has today got his camera streaming from Gigrin to his website for the first time.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Springwatch at Gigrin

BBC Springwatch were here today. 

The day went very well, with blue skies and hundreds of kites.

 The team will be back on Thursday for alive production to be shown on BBC1 between 8pm and 9pm this coming Thursday, 6th June.