Aberdeen Red Kites (ARK) is a three year project to reintroduce kites to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. 30 birds were released in 2007, 35 in 2008 and another 30-35 in 2009. Many of the birds have been named by schools and local business. The aim of the project is to establish a breeding population in one of the largest remaining gaps for red kites in Britain.
After a fascinating few weeks its time to say goodbye to our webcam and three (not so) little stars. The chicks are now three months old and will soon be independent from their parents. They are spending less and less time on the nest - only feeding there occaisonally.
Its a quieter time for us now too. For a change of scene I'm working on Shetland for the next week, which I'm very excited about as have never been before!