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Pupils banned from school playground after attacks by red kites - Telegraph

Pupil Joe Biggins, 16, said: ''Red kites come and swarm around everyone when they're eating.
''They've swooped down to grab it out of our hand. One Year eight student had his hand scratched by one of them and had a tetanus jab.
''When they're flying above, you don't get a feel for how big they are. But when they're up close, they are very intimidating.''
Farm workers, the RAF and members of the public have called for a cull of the birds after a spate of attacks.
Colin Wilkinson, a conservation officer for the RSPB in Oxfordshire, said: ''There are sadly a minority out there who would love to take us back to the 19th Century and shoot, trap and poison all kinds of birds of prey.
''Red kites are a tremendous conservation success story and now a familiar sight.
''Most people are delighted to have red kites back in Oxfordshire as part of our bird community.
''They are big, spectacular birds and I'm sure they're a bit scary close up but I think we need to respond to this kind of story with thought and care.''

Thought and care as kids cower in the classrooms afraid to go out.
I have a thought and I am very careful.

Comments

I suppose there couldn't be some connection between the increase in the numbers of (protected by Law) birds of prey which feed on song birds and the dramatic fall in the number of said (protected by Law) song birds?

Nah. Couldn't be ...

/sarc

Nature ahead of people, no great shock there. There are quite a few examples I can cite and it's a sinister trend.

The Red Kite's diet consists mainly of small mammals such as mice, voles, shrews, young hares and rabbits. It also feeds on a wide variety of carrion including sheep carcasses and dead game birds. Live birds are also taken and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Earthworms also form an important part of the diet, especially in the spring.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Kites

http://www.redkites.net/


Why would anyone place any credence on a report in the MSM is beyond me?

The Red Kite's diet consists mainly of small mammals such as mice, voles, shrews, young hares and rabbits. It also feeds on a wide variety of carrion including sheep carcasses and dead game birds. Live birds are also taken and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Earthworms also form an important part of the diet, especially in the spring.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Kites

http://www.redkites.net/


Why would anyone place any credence on a report in the MSM is beyond me?

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