Saturday, 10 July 2010


On 28th June the second batch of Welsh Red Kite chicks sailed across to Ireland making 53 in total for this year. This was the maximum amount we were allowed to collect under our Countryside Council for Wales license so the Irish conservationists at the Golden Eagle Trust and RSPB Northern Ireland were well pleased.

Collecting was not as difficult as last year as there were far more broods of two chicks around and the breeding success appears to have been pretty good. Will know more when we analyse the breeding figures collected by all the nestwatchers. So far, over 230 Welsh kite chicks have been ringed and tagged too. Many thanks to all the watchers for their help and to all the landowners who allowed us to collect a chick.

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