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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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Woodland heronry
By     |    Feb 23, 2013
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Woodland heronry

I peer out of the bird hide’s window, trying to pinpoint the source of the guttural, dinosaur sounds that are filtering through the woodland and see, in the very tops of the oak trees, a dozen giant, grey birds sitting in the branches and tending their messy stick nests. It is early in the season, but Swell Wood contains the largest heronry in the south-west and in April, when breeding [...]

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