Rare Red Kite Chicks Hatch in Scotland

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Rare baby birds.

Red kite chicks have hatched in the wild in Aberdeenshire for the first time in almost 150 years.

The chicks are being raised by birds released two years ago as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the skies over the county. At least three have hatched.

Red kites were once common all over the British Isles, but were persecuted almost to the point of extinction in the 19th century.

In the UK, the population had almost died out until birds began being reintroduced from overseas via breeding programmes in the 1990s.

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Top 10 Photos of the Week

Top 10 Photos of the Week

 The Deluxe Muffin even comes with its own hamster wheel

Each week we try to find the most unusual photos in the world. At the same time, we begin to scream, do crazy Norwegian dances, argue amongst ourselves, and even eat artificial vegetables in an effort to devise an appropriate caption for the photos. It is this combination of amazing photo, couple with a “left hook” kind of caption, that leads us to our final masterpiece. Well, it a masterpiece in an Andy Warhol sort of way. (Pics)

 

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