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Red Kite feeding frenzy
By     |    Mar 28, 2013
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Red Kite feeding frenzy

There is a bitter wind howling through the forest, bending the trees like pipe-cleaners and ruffling the surface of the lake. Red Kites are circling, whistling to each other, waiting for the food to be delivered and below them, people are gathering, blowing on their frozen fingers, stamping frozen toes, to watch. An expectant calm falls over the place. Then, food is thrown down onto the ground and suddenly a [...]

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Birds of marsh and farm
By     |    Feb 10, 2013
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Birds of marsh and farm

Beyond the desolate car park and sorry-looking mini-golf course of the flood-damaged Swan’s Nest pub we find Powderham Marshes RSPB Reserve. Led by a noisy guide in flashy lime attire, a Green Woodpecker, we follow the path around the field edges. A couple of Mute Swans, these ones so different from the bold birds we met at the quay last week, are resting by a stream, next to some Canada [...]

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