|A young rook - the bare white skin around its beak is just starting to show|
|#100DaysOfNature Day 71|
Looking a big confused about how to reach the bread
|He got there in the end!|
We haven't seen many big groups of red kites around for a while now, as they're busy hunting worms while the fields are being ploughed. I'm sure they'll be back soon though when they get hungry and start looking for food left out on lawns. However, about 10 flew over the house this morning, circling and squabbling about something. They flew around for a couple of minutes, then moved on so I'm not sure what they were up to or where they were going.
I tried to look up the collective noun for red kites, but didn't have much luck. One suggestion was a wake of red kites (a wake is the collective noun for buzzards), but that seems a bit morbid. What about a circle of red kites or a flame of red kites. Must be able to come up with something better than a wake! I'll ask Bug Mad Girl when she gets home from school - I', sure she'll have some good suggestions.
|A circle of red kites or maybe a flame of red kites|