This beautiful Red Kite was found by the side of a road in August 2014. Thinking he had been hit by a car, our Trustee Claire dashed out to collect him. We subsequently found that this was not the case but that the bird has very advance Frounce, a parasitic disease of the throat, which had left him weak and unable to eat. The bird was with us for 2 months being treated for his condition and we watched him slowly regain his strength and desire for freedom.
He was released back to the wild, where he was found, one sunny morning in October and we were privileged to be able to watch him circling and enjoying the thermals until he disappeared from sight.