I checked some of my local kite nests today, some good news some bad news, missing pairs and a previous nest occupied by buzzards! Another established nest has copped it and crashed to the ground no doubt due to winter gales or maybe just the sheer weight of it! The good news is that the resident pair have built a new nest in an adjoining tree. I'm afraid I've left it a bit late this year checking my local nests which means that sitting birds will be harder to find so it will require a little more effort on my part. Anyway in spite of the dreadfully hard winter I'm sure many kites will have survived and partly due I'm sure to the local feeding stations (in my case I mean Nant-yr-Arian and less 'official' and well known one's!). I encountered some redstarts and long-tailed tits today too but a quick visit to the Cors Dyfi Osprey project proved worthwhile as myself and fellow visitors saw two birds and someone spotted them mating on the nest.
It's all looking good at Cors Dyfi with a cracking crew of trust staff and volunteers and all sorts of technical 'paraphernalia' on site to scrutinise every minutiae of bird behaviour!