This spring has been truely awful, whether you're a blue tit, lapwing, red kite or just a fieldworker trying to monitor any of these species, you will have got very wet! As a result here in the Aberdeen Red Kite team we are chasing our tails a bit as we don't want to check kite nests in the rain, sleet or snow. Up until recently it looked unlikely that we would have another kite family on our webcam, but recent good weather has helped us and I'm a bit more hopeful now. All I can say is watch this space and hopefully we'll have more news soon!
The good news is that if this good weather continues, the kites shouldn't have been too badly affected by the wet and cold spring we have had here in the north-east.