This was taken at Nant-Yr-Arian, which is a counrty park near Aberystwyth where they feed the Red Kites daily. The RSPB chap told us that it is just supplimentary food and they don't depend on it. We arrived about an hour prior to feeding time and about 20 kites were circling already and by feed time there were about 60 of them. It was amazing to see them so close up and now beautiful and graceful they are.
The view from Nant-Yr-Arian was pretty spectacular too looking west.
Wrecks came with us and felt pretty silly after barking at these cardboard sheep in a carpet shop window, yes, I promise you, he really did it!!...he felt a bit sheepish maybe! We'll have to try and get him one of those cut-outs for Christmas!
He's not impressed by the notice banning him from the beach...but I agree that he shouldn't go there in the summer. Note he's bi-lingual!
I went to Hartland Moor and Middlebere yesterday afternoon hoping to see the Ospreys as they pass through on their migration but didn't see them. They are supposed to be here for a couple of weeks though. Good news that Autumn Watch is coming from Brownsea Island though.
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