Red kites and rubbish tips

On my recce for nightingale habitats yesterday I saw a kite’s nest in Reading Shaw, the wood right next to High Heavens rubbish dump.

Kite's nest, highlighted by red circle

Encouragingly, there were two kites flooping around it and I hope they occupy it in due course.  It was hardly a peaceful spot, with the noise from the tip plus a great deal of public activity in the wood–walkers, cyclists and residents in tents.  But kites have always coexisted happily with people, and they continue to do so here in the Chilterns.


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1 Response to Red kites and rubbish tips

  1. Love the evocative flooping of the kites today and look forward to the next episode.

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