Anyone who has followed the Northern Kites project that aims to reintroduce red kites into the wild in the Derwent Valley will be interested to know that up to 34 of the birds are roosting in Spen Bank Woods in Rowlands Gill.
Bird watchers are encouraged to take the opportunity to see the birds. They can be seen from the bus turning circle in the Sherburn Towers housing estate in Rowlands Gill. Northern Kites staff and volunteers will be at the bus turning circle from 3pm-5pm each afternoon on the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 21st February.
People involved with the project will be at the turning circle with binoculars and telescopes and will answer any questions you may have about the kites and the Project.
Meanwhile, the family of swans on Watergate Park’s lake is doing well. The five signets are continuing to grow their adult plumage. You can watch them on video by following the link: Watergate Lake Swans.