30 april 2016

From the archives #69

Wales (2014)
During our stay in Wales a few Summers ago we visited the "Red Kite Feeding & Rehabilitation Centre" at the Gigrin Farm near the market town of Rhayader. Red Kites ("rode wouw" in Dutch) that are wounded or sick are taken care of here. Red kites are medium-large birds of prey that can be recognised quite easily by their long forked tail which is twisting as they change direction.

Once a day the red kites are being fed; pieces of meat are spread out across a field. Visitors are welcome to view the swooping kites from bird hides. A spectacular sight!
More about the Red Kite Centre in mid-Wales can be found HERE.

I'm linking to Saturday's Critters on Eileen's blog.

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Hello, the Red Kites are beautiful. I would love the see these beautiful birds swooping down for their food. The second shot is amazing. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. It's amazing how a little bird chases a big bird.

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  3. Hallo Heleen
    Prachtige foto's, zeker die van de Rode Wouw.
    Bedankt voor je bezoek aan mijn blog.
    Groetjes Irma

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  4. Hallo Heleen
    Prachtige foto's, zeker die van de Rode Wouw.
    Bedankt voor je bezoek aan mijn blog.
    Groetjes Irma

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  5. Absolutely stunning photographs. Woooow!

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  6. Zoude we die hier ook hebben? Prachtige foto's!

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  7. They're a wonderful sight as they swoop and twist in the air. I made a special trip to Gigrin Farm many years ago and managed to chose a rare day when the Kites simply didn't appear. However now they've spread down here to Eastern England and I see them most days if I go walking - but they still take the breath away.

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  8. Are they all kites or genuine hawks .. any way, the first photo is great and the last one is awesome.

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    1. It's all Red Kites, we were amazed to see so many.

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  9. Beautiful birds. There are places here that rehabilitate birds like that.

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  10. An awesome sight to see so many first hand!

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  11. Wat een mooie foto van de twee in de lucht! Ik ken deze vogels eigelijk helemaal niet. Spectaculair om er zoveel te zien in de lucht als ze gevoerd worden.

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  12. De rode Wouw is echt geweldig als je die tegenkomt
    Jij had dat geluk en dat is echt geweldig.
    Groetjes, Helma

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