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Information Boards on Red Kites
The Galloway Kite Trail has been designed to provide a series of good opportunities to see red kites in the beautiful countryside of Galloway. At points around the trail there are places with unique kite interpretation displays and information boards. These locations will also have the most up-to-date information on where best to see kites at any particular time of the year.
All of these locations are identified on the trail leaflet (due for updating by March 2010) and have a Galloway Kite Trail logo prominently displayed. Check with them for the latest news on the kites.
| || Red Kites in LiteratureRestricted as it was to the wilds of central Wales, for the past hundred years or so the red kite has been almost symbolic of the mystical and mysterious culture of the Celts... |
| || Red Kite DietThe red kite (Milvus milvus) is an opportunist predator and scavenger, feeding on a wide range of carrion and small live prey. It is entirely carnivorous, but of all European birds of... |
| || Tracking Red KitesIn order to assess the success and development of the reintroduction project in its early stages, it is necessary to make an attempt to recognise individual kites and to follow... |
| || Red Kites Internationally There are some thirty-one species of kites world-wide and their success is such that they are found in just about every continent in the world, excluding... |
| || PLEASE NOTE: This panel has been relocated to The Schoolhouse, Ringford, following the closure of The Laurie Arms Inn at Laurieston.Red Kite BreedingRed Kites usually nest in mature trees where they... |
| || Red Kite's Renowned Aerobatics Few birds, if any, are as spectacular in the air as the red kite, with its majestic size, unique shape and rich colours. To see one effortlessly gliding,... |
| || Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre This is beautifully situated beside Clatteringshaws Loch and offers wonderful views across the water to Merrick (southern Scotland's highest hill) and the Rhinns... |
| || Galloway Kite Trail InformationIn The Douglas Arms Hotel, King Street, Castle Douglas, there is an Information Board explaining the Trail and the best way to see Red... |
| || Red Kites & FarmingOpen country created by manIt is likely that red kites were not common in Europe before people cleared the original wild woods for farming. A patchwork of woods and farmland... |
| || Masters of the SkyAdapted for GlidingOnce known as “Gleds” or “Gleads” (Old-Saxon for ‘glide’), red kites effortlessly glide and hang in the air. Riding air... |
| || The Return of the Red KiteOnce our most common bird of preyHistorically, the red kite was perhaps our most widespread bird of prey. In mediaeval times, it fed in city streets, being given special... || |