Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Wow....these Red Kites will blow you away

Angelo & Kathy went from their holiday cottage Copper Lodge to Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding & Rehabilitation Centre in Rhayader, Powys. They were blown away by these incredible birds.
Red Kites have been visiting Gigrin Farm for many years. In 1993 the RSPB made a request for the farm to become an official feeding station. The visiting Red Kites have grown in numbers ever since from around a dozen to over 400 in the winter of 2005/6. They consume upwards of 1/4 tonne of meat (beef fit for human consumption) per week. Feeding takes place at 2pm in winter and 3pm in summer.
There are 5 hides as well as an elevated viewing area from which to see the birds so close binoculars are not necessary.
Photos by Angelo Caldero

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