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  • Blog Post: Aberdeen Red Kite nest online at last!

    After lots of technical troubles (but thanks to the guys at FCS, VSA and RSPB for sorting them out), we are now able to watch our growing red kite family from the comfort of our own desks or sofas! The picture can be variable in quality due to the slow broadband speeds of rural Aberdeenshire, but...
  • Blog Post: The chicks are tagged

    As I'm sure all of you have noticed by now the 3 young kites in the nest have been tagged. Last Friday morning we went with our climbers and quickly tagged, ringed and measured the kites. The tags are C1, C2 and C3. This year's colour is white which stands out quite nicely. From the measurements...
  • Blog Post: Hold on tight!

    It feels like the wind will never stop here. After last weeks gusts of 70mph, we're getting blown about again and so are the kites. Fortunately I don't think we have lost any nests, but the youngsters on the red kite webcam were holding on this morning and staying low in the nest. When mum (Fairview...
  • Blog Post: Spot the difference

    Last night it was the turn of our young webcam stars to be ringed, tagged and measured. We think both birds are males from their measurements, but you can never be 100% sure! L1 and L2 will be in the nest for a few more weeks yet, and you can keep watching them at http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/projects...
  • Blog Post: Live online and growing fast!

    Hope you've managed to have a look at the red kite webcam http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/projects/details/274636-aberdeen-red-kite . Its a first for Scotland and we're all getting addicted! I find myself logging on to the computer all through the day to check on them. Not much happening at the...
  • Blog Post: Aberdeen Red Kite webcam now live online!

    A couple of weeks ago we installed a camera on a local red kite nest and we've been enjoying watching the footage at VSA Easter Anguston. Yesterday all the other parts of the jigsaw came together and we have footage online for the first time! You can view the webcam here http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork...
  • Blog Post: Its time to fly the nest

    Firstly, apologies for the lack of blogging; I'm having trouble with the laptop at home and as you can imagine I'm not in the office much at this time of year! Our webcam stars seem to have flown the nest, but are coming back in regularly for food and to roost at night. This morning I was...
  • Blog Post: Thats bye for now

    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...
  • Blog Post: Aberdeen Red Kites Fledging Party!

    Well, I'm sure you've all been as glued to your computer screens/laptops/fancy phones as I've been, watching our three Aberdeen Red Kite chicks (live on our webcam!!!) grow from fluffy cute little white bundles to almost adult size, with a wingspan of around 5ft 7, in just six weeks! Over...
  • Blog Post: Say 'hi'

    Whilst we're still working on getting a camera on a local red kite nest (honestly all my fingers and toes are crossed and we are working really hard to get something for everyone to watch and enjoy!), the usual day-to-day fieldwork continues. This time of year though its so much fun as most of our...
  • Blog Post: No webcam today

    The Aberdeen red kite webcam is not showing live footage today as there is a power cut at VSA Easter Anguston Farm for maintenance work on the cables. As you've probably seen the young kites are spending lots of time away from the nest (probably in nearby trees) but come back in regularly as they...