Lucky rescue for red kite

The red kite was found injured on a railway track Credit: RSPCA

A lucky young bird of prey was found on a railway track near Merthyr Tydfil. The red kite had lost most of his tail feathers and was very dehydrated when the RSPCA rescued him.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said “the Red Kite is Wales’ national bird and it was a shock to see such a magnificent creature stranded." The bird is making a good recovery.