Quite exciting on the riverside yesterday afternoon when a Red Kite was circling around the allotments next to Mercers Wood. It then flew over the wood itself and out of sight.
The RSPB have been attempting to reintroduce Red Kites to the Midlands area in recent years, with one release site in Nottinghamshire. A Kite was seen in Gainsborough (not by me) two years ago, and I saw one over Morton around the same time. But yesterday’s sighting was a first for Mercers Wood.