Thursday, 28 April 2011

Celebrating the kite's success

It was nice to hear Bill Turnbull announce on BBC breakfast TV this morning the remarkable recovery of the Red Kite in Britain in the last couple of decades which now number around 2,000 pairs. This, it was said, was all down to various conservation projects and the re-introduction programme. The information came from the 'R.S.P.B.' (I hope someone down the line mentions the cooperation of hundreds of farmers and landowners too! The 'real' unsung 'heroes' in the overall picture). Let's hope the 'Osprey' can make a similar recovery (Mmm..... I wonder if I stick a pole and nesting platform in my field I can catch the attention of some of those birds which 'linger' around the Clywedog reservoir area!)