Consequently, the red kite’s future as a British breeding species is now much brighter with numbers rising 1026 per cent from 1995-2014.There are about 1,800 breeding pairs in Britain today – seven per cent of the total world population. This can be attributed, in part, to the success of the Red Kite Reintroduction Programme in which the Trust played an important role. Red Kite Community Housing is the trading name of Red Kite Community Housing Limited, a charitable registered society which operates for the benefit of the community under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered in England with the Financial Conduct Authority … Red Kite Community Housing, Windsor Court, Kingsmead Business Park, High Wycombe, HP11 1JU. Another warning has been made for people to avoid feeding the birds of prey after a number of incidents where people have been hurt or narrowly avoided it. PEOPLE feeding Red Kites could be behind the birds attacking walkers and picnickers, according to a wildlife trust. There is also a risk with young birds who lack the experience of their elders and may try to take on more than they could manage - while a kite might not be able to carry a cat away, it could certainly do a lot of damage …

'Don't feed red kites' - more reports of bird 'attacks' 8 comments. … As for taking chickens, maybe small ones or those showing weakness but despite their size, red kites are not a powerful animal and would struggle to subdue a large hen. Red kites in England today. RSPB spokesman Tom Waters said it would be “most unusual” for a red kite to attack a dog, no matter how tiny the pet was. This broad diet allows the species to occupy a wide range of habitats. If so, I would be careful, as if there is a lot of competition for available prey, birds will often tackle larger prey in desperation. This matters, not just because the red kite is not a danger to children or dogs or livestock, but because it sets the tone for future raptor reintroductions. Initial analyses indicate that the population of Red Kites in the study area more than doubled during the survey period. Their population growth has been so successful that the number of breeding pairs is now too large for the RSPB to continue to survey them … Live prey, such as small mammals and medium sized birds (e.g. Buzzards also showed an increase; however, in recent years, the rate of increase of both species appears to have slowed. But he added “They are opportunistic and can take small mammals.” Cathy Rose, acitivities and learning offier for the Chilterns Conservation Board, said red kites are not aggressive and the attack on Kate’s dog was out of character for the birds. I believe one of the red kite project staff from the area went to the school to educate them about these amazing birds and to tell them that feeding them bread and crisps was not good for them. Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust ecology officer … Do you have a high red kite population in your area? crows and pigeons) can be important in late spring, and rabbits continue to be taken through until the autumn. The graph below illustrates the changes in …

... Red kites are not a danger to children, dogs or livestock. Many studies have … “They should not be considered a menace. This summer the conservationist Roy Dennis plans to … The red kite is a scavenger, taking a wide range of animal food items including invertebrates, mammals and birds. “Attack of the BIRDS: Children left terrified after red kites DIVEBOMB and CLAW at them,” ran one Daily Express headline; “Kite fright!