Just down the road from where I live there is a Red Kite sitting on eggs.
If you stop the car by the side of the narrow road and look across a very narrow field there’s the bird on its nest – almost at eye level because of the lie of the land. I’ve stopped to have a look at the incubating bird several times in the last couple of weeks.
Every time I have looked, she has been facing from left to right as the wind has been from the east.
There are now hundreds and hundreds of Red Kites doing this in so many parts of the UK – a massive change from my youth.
Some things are going well. Of course, Red Kites used to be regarded as vermin and were unprotected by the law. Now they are seen as an asset.