Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Red kites over the Chilterns

Amid all the postings about the general election, it is pleasing to find this one by James Oates, the Lib Dem candidate in Wycombe:
As we walked we caught sight of the most dramatic of all of the creatures of the hills - a Red Kite. These magnificent birds, extinct for so long in England, were of course reintroduced to our area a few years ago. Since that time, they have thrived. Indeed, as we walked we saw more and more of the birds as they soared over the woodlands behind Skirmett. We lost count after 27 individual birds.
People who like this sort of thing will also be interested in the Ospreys at Rutland Water.

Lord Bonkers writes: And quite delicious they are too.

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