Gigrin Farm Red Kite Centre

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The Red Kite Feeding & Rehabilitation Centre

Mid Wales has the greatest density and diversity of birds of prey in southern Britain… Mid Wales was home to the last remaining Native Red Kites. Now, due to the hard work of the Conservation bodies here in Wales, Red Kites are once again growing in numbers.

Red kites are a chestnut red with striking white patches under the wings and a pale grey head. Viewed from above, a broad white crescent curves across the inner part of the wings, but it is the underside that produces the most startling image. The head is equipped with hooded amber eyes ringed with lemon yellow. The beak, wickedly hooked and very sharp, is designed for tearing meat and killing small prey animals.

Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. Feeding takes place at 2pm (last weekend in October onwards). Feeding will be at 3pm from the last weekend in March. Well, no-one tells the kites that the clocks change twice a year!

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