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Red Kite Feeding Frenzy

Observed: 28th November 2010 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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I visited Gigrin Farm Kite Feeding Station and was treated to a spectacular show by an estimated 500 red kite plus a supporting cast of crows, rooks, buzzards (which remained aloof) a robin and a pheasant. I hesitated before posting some of my photographs as it was an artificial situation but, I suppose, no different to photographs of birds on a garden bird feeder. The birds, the snow, the beautiful blue sky made this one of those spectacular wildlife moments that will be remembered for a long time.

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Red Kites

Fabulous photos - It must have been quite a spectacle!

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I agree. It is good to see

I agree. It is good to see them being cared for rather than persecuted.