Red Kites 'small success story of good conservation'

Red Kites wait to be released
Red Kites wait to be released Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Conservationists say the successful re-introduction of red kites to Britain offers hope that other British species such as skylarks will be able to recover.

The red kites are a regular sight in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire after they were initially introduced to the Chiltern Hills in 1989.

Watch: Peregrine chicks successfully breed in Chichester.

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