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.
We've all got our fingers crossed for dry weekends for July so we can all get out there and see some birds and get a bit of fresh air! Today of course the rain is coming down thick and fast, and even our red kite webcam stars have been affected with several drops of rain impinging on our view of the nest. Around the blobs of water on the lens you can see that the chicks look a little bedraggled, but the adults have been in with food.
Lovely to see the Red Kites on their nest!.. hope the weather improves a bit for them :)