Friday, 23 November 2012

Another leucistic kite on the loose!

After over 12 months in captivity leucistic kite Black/White J6 was finally released from Gigrin Farm early this morning having been cared for by a multitude of people. Special thanks to Chris and Colin at Gigrin Farm for housing and feeding him, to Megan Morris Jones and Fran at Cuan House Wildlife Rescue for transporting him back and forward to Much Wenlock. Thanks to falconer John Jones for getting it fit to fly and for Raptor Foundation and RSPB Investigations Department for their involvement last year. We very much hope to see a bit more of J6 at Gigrin over the next few months. Hopefully he will adjust to life in the wild and having to find his own dinner - although admittedly if he stays at Gigrin he won't have to look too far!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

kite at sea!

Not every day I see a kite on the beach but this one at Llanon, Cardigan Bay, is a regular. Still looks a little strange with this background!
A more typical pose is on the new 2012 Xmas card: a superb image from our Chairman, Prof Mike Hayward, of a kite soaring over the winter landscape of Cwm Mwyro near Strata Florida: see Welsh Kite Trust new website for details of how to purchase.  This location has,incidentally, been the long term home of an escaped Golden Eagle who is currently exciting visitors to the boardwalk on Cors Caron including our Patron Iolo Williams trying to make a film about it/(probably) him.