Browse by Tags

Wildlife

Wildlife
We're about more than just birds (though obviously we like them a lot).
Results for red kite
View more results: All Community | Wildlife | A date with nature
  • Blog Post: North of the border

    It's a busy time north of the border at our Argaty red kite event . The baby boom is in full swing here too, with two red kite chicks visible from the CCTV cameras and three buzzard chicks that can seen via the cameras too! Feeding time kicks off at 2:30pm everyday, so why not pop by, see our new...
  • Blog Post: Storm report

    Last week saw some pretty rough weather up at our Argaty red kite event. Three of the red kite nests (including the one that our camera is on) managed to survive the onslaught of 100mph winds, but unfortunately one of the other nests wasn't quite so lucky. It was propelled 60ft into the air and sadly...
  • Blog Post: Raptors around the Rock

    There really isn't a great deal to say about our Peregrines this week, as we've hardly seen anything of them! However, I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you a bit more about the other raptors we see up at the Symonds Yat rock. Buzzards are seen every day and they are now the...
  • Blog Post: Hello stranger!

    It's always nice to see a familiar face. It's even nicer to see one that you haven't seen for the best part of a year! This week the Argaty red kites team were treated to a surprise visit from one of last year's chicks who they haven't seen hide nor hair of since July. This young...
  • Blog Post: Milvus Milvus - such a fantastic bird, they named it twice...

    After the excitements of our hunting Peregrine pair last Saturday at the rock , my pulse had only just returned to normal on Monday, when a flying visit sent it rocketing skyward once again. Standing on the viewpoint at Monday lunchtime, something caught my eye circling high above the rock – a...
  • Blog Post: It's raining meat

    One visitor to the Galloway kite trail nearly got more than she bargained for over the weekend whilst watching a feeding frenzy of around 30 kites at the Bellymack Hill Farm kite feeding station. The woman and her family were chatting with one of our friendly RSPB staff about what the kites liked to...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful Welsh wildlife

    Springwatch starts tomorrow on BBC 2 at 8pm and for those of you who haven't heard already, it's coming live from our very own Ynys-hir reserve . It's a chance to see all the wonderful wildlife that calls Wales home. If you fancy seeing Welsh wildlife off the screen, then why not come...
  • Blog Post: Raptor Enrapture at Symonds Yat

    After a flurry of Bank Holidays and regal nuptials, it’s time to bring the tales of Symonds Yat up to date. Our Peregrines are almost certainly on eggs, as the traffic to and from the nest hole will testify. The female is doing the majority of the incubation as expected and the male spends lots...
  • Blog Post: Surviving the storm

    Things are starting to get back to normal up at Argaty after the storms that hit the site last week. The red kite CCTV is now back up and running, and both chicks are doing well. One of the climbers managed to get 70ft up the tree and take the picture below. Glad to see both the chicks managed to weather...
  • Blog Post: Air turns red over Knebworth

    Thanks to the efforts of too many groups to mention here, red kites are making a comeback to our skies, and can now be seen in many of their old haunts right across the UK . Our Date with Nature scheme runs many projects that get you close to red kites all-year round - Top Lodge , Galloway kite trail...
  • Blog Post: Flapping heck

    Chicks regularly wing flap in the run up to fledging. It's normal behaviour, but can sometimes get our chicks into a spot of bother as we saw at our Argaty red kites date with nature recently. Our man on the ground, Mike, sent through the below compilation of images taken after one of the red kite...
  • Blog Post: Ever seen a heron sunbathing?

    Spring has arrived down at Verulamium this week - blackbirds, mistle thrush, goldcrest, robin and wren have all been singing, there's chaos on the lake with all the male ducks clamouring for a mate, the first brimstone butterflies have been out and about, birds are gathering sticks for their nests...