On 22nd November, 2010, I made my first visit of the second winter period to Gigrin Farm for the purpose of reading Red Kite tags.
On arrival, I saw many birds perched waiting for Chris Powell to start the tractor and deliver the food to the feeding area.
After reading a few tags I made my way to the viewing area, as I passed the rehabilitation aviary I saw a Harris’s Hawk perched on the roof, much to the concern of a buzzard in the aviary.
Chris almost immediately drove past on the tractor and the hawk followed, it had jesses and bells attached the legs!
I later identified twenty nine tagged birds all from the principality plus one from Northumberland.
There was also an untagged leucistic bird paler than black/orange 51. Surprisingly, there was not a single first winter tagged bird present (dark blue)
The details are below:-
Black/black: 11; 37; 50; 53; 55; 77; 99; b; H6; J5
Black/orange: 13; 51; 3 Domino
Black/purple: 52; 74; 82; C; H1
Black/pink: 69; E3; E7; F6; F8; N6