By clive on Jun 22, 2008
The race very much lived up to its name. Just after I finished was Red Kite feeding time and to see around 100 of these birds of prey flocking was amazing. For the rights and wrongs of feeding and I guess many of these birds are dependent on being feed, when I was a child 30 years ago in the same part of Wales, it was special to see a Red Kite at all. Now a Red Kite is probably more common than a Crow which is I think a worthwhile tradeoff in the big scheme of things. I shall have to make it to Nant-y-Arian with the video camera at feeding time, the Red Kite is a spectacular bird.
I am going to have a break from races for a few months, get some more concentrated hill training in the bag over the summar, do family holidays etc and return to a couple of intesting races in late September.