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Reintroduction of the Red Kite

Mike Pienkowski

Reintroduction of the Red Kite

by Mike Pienkowski

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by T. & A. D. Poyser .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Birds (ornithology),
  • Nature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11653296M
    ISBN 10085661128X
    ISBN 109780856611285

    The Red Kite's Year by Ian Carter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Red Kite's Year: Ian Carter: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) – one of our most elegant and impressive birds of prey – has a varied and dramatic history in Britain. Having been driven perilously close to extinction, it has now made a welcome comeback, in part through one of the most successful reintroduction projects ever undertaken.

    Red kites lay eggs, which are glossy white with reddish speckles. The eggs are incubated for around 30 days during which the female is fed by the male. Chicks will embark on their first flight at 50 days after hatching and although they reach sexual maturity at 2 years they will not usually breed till . The UK's largest reintroduction attempt to date is that of the Red Kite Milvus milvus (Evans et al. , Carter ). The species was extirpated from England and Scotland by the late 19th century following sustained persecution, leaving in the UK only a small population persisting in Wales in suboptimal habitat (Lovegrove , ).

    In a red kite reintroduction project was started and there are now at least pairs, exceeding everyone's expectations. Ian says that there were many organisations and people involved, and the project would not have worked without gamekeepers' and farmers' support. Even those uninterested in wildlife are impressed by the red kite. The Red Kite's Year by Ian Carter & Dan Powell (pub. Pelagic Publishing) is a very readable book that covers a lot of the phases of the Red Kites life during the seasons with emphasis on the breeding season and the "growing up" of the young birds.


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Reintroduction of the Red Kite by Mike Pienkowski Download PDF EPUB FB2

The red kite is subject to the longest continuous conservation project in the world. Red kite persecution The first Kite Committee was formed in by concerned individuals appalled at the continuing destruction of kites, who initiated the first nest protection schemes.

Red kites exported after success of reintroduction programme in Britain This article is more than 10 years old Dramatic recovery from near-exinction make bird of.

The red kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and species currently breeds in the Western Palearctic region of Europe and northwest Africa, though it formerly also occurred in northern Iran.

It is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and Class: Aves. The RSPB, together with its partners, has worked hard to ensure local support for the red kite reintroduction projects.

It has been important to reassure landowners and gamekeepers that red kites pose no risk to game shooting interests or livestock.

About this book. The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) – one of our most elegant and impressive birds of prey – has a varied and dramatic history in been driven perilously close to extinction, it has now made a welcome comeback, in part through one of the most successful reintroduction projects ever.

This report describes recent work on the red kite reintroduction programme in England, concentrating on the Midlands release project in the period from to the winter of / The results of monitoring and research work, involving released birds and the establishing breeding population, are reported.

In what will surely be the seminal book on British reintroductions, Roy details the painstaking process of returning the Goldeneye to Scotland, one duckling at a time, the die-hard determination needed to make a dazzling success of the red kite reintroduction and the leap of faith we will all need to make to accept sharing our forests and skies.

Winter distribution of Red Kite and (Click to enlarge) Given the sedentary nature of the British breeding population, both native birds and those used to stock reintroduction projects, it is not surprising that the winter map looks quite similar to that of the breeding season.

The greatest threat to the Scottish red kite reintroduction remains illegal persecution (notably illegal poisoning), despite the fact that red kites pose little or no threats to any land use interests. Red kites are primarily scavengers in Scotland, although they will also take some live prey including voles, other small mammals and birds.

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) – one of our most elegant and impressive birds of prey – has a varied and dramatic history in Britain. Having been driven perilously close to extinction, it has now made a welcome comeback, in part through one of the most successful reintroduction projects ever undertaken.

This beautifully illustrated book follows the birds through the ups and downs of the year. “An awareness of killing on that scale is surely as deeply ingrained in the DNA of the reintroduced beavers as it is in the DNA of the red kite.

That is the nature of the relationship between them.” You can read more of Jim Crumley’s Scottish wildlife columns online here. The Yorkshire Red Kite Project was the fifth in this sequence and began at Harewood Estate in West Yorkshire in By this time, the newly established Chilterns population had been so successful that, up toit was able to supply a total of 68 young birds for release in Yorkshire.

About this book. Describes the history of the Red Kite and its long association with man, explaining why populations in many areas are now recovering, and providing details of the serious threats still facing the Kite in parts of its range.

Northern Kites was the seventh red kite reintroduction project in England and Scotland. Innortheast England was identified as the 'final' area for reintroduction in England - forming a link. This full colour leaflet provides an overview of the history of the red kite in Britain, together with a summary of what we have learnt about this species since its welcome return to the English countryside.

It is hoped that the booklet will foster an increased understanding of the red kite at a time when, as a result of the ongoing reintroduction programme, more.

K ites soar and circle above the small limestone village mentioned in the Domesday book but rebuilt a little over years ago to a design by Humphry. The UK's largest reintroduction attempt to date is that of the Red Kite Milvus milvus (Evans et al.Carter ).

The species was extirpated from England and Scotland by the late 19th century following sustained persecution, leaving in the UK only a small population persisting in Wales in suboptimal habitat (Lovegrove). Red Kite, Blue Kite by Ji-li Jiange is a great book that I would recommend to anyone.

It is about a boy and father who find their own way of communicating even when they are separated. In the beginning they feel free and they can do anything and find a common hobby with flying kites from their roof/5(). A beautifully illustrated natural history of the Red Kite, including the successful reintroduction programme.

Follow the birds through the ups and downs of the year, from the rigours of raising young during the warm summer months to the struggle for survival in the depths of winter. authors, 3 = Carter (, p. ): book on the Red Kite.

Note that these are described as a summary of (2) but were included here as feeders may access only one of these, 4 = Carter & Whitlow. Sadly, persecution of Red Kites still exists in some areas today, particularly Scotland, however Red Kites remain one of the biggest conservation success stories in history.

The Project We are very proud that our project played an important role in the Red Kite Reintroduction Programme, which started in the s, and is one of our most. The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) - one of our most elegant and impressive birds of prey - has a varied and dramatic history in Britain.

Having been driven perilously close to extinction, it has now made a welcome comeback, in part through one of the most successful reintroduction projects ever s: 4.The Red Kite now has a self-sustaining population, whose numbers are gradually increasing yearly.

This is a far cry from a species which was persecuted to extinction in England and Scotland by the end of the s. At the last count there were over Red Kites in the area around Harewood and Yorkshire.