Wild red kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. As soon as the meat has been put out the crow family start emerging from the surrounding trees. Kites watch and wait their chance to furl their wings and dive in, skimming the ground to snatch a scrap before rising suddenly to escape the beaks of the angry crows! With the meat clutched in its talons the kite will make for clear airspace where it can feel secure enough to feed. The number of kites using the feeding station can vary anything from a dozen to 300 or more depending on the weather and time of year.
The site has 5 large hides facing east, and, being just metres away from where the kites sweep down, the hides give excellent opportunities for photography. Three are suitable for disabled access.
The farm trail is on part of the 200 acres of grassland and woodland where wildlife and birdlife is abundant, passing a new wetland area.
Adults - £4.00 OAP - £3.00 Children - £1.50
Open all the time
Daily 1pm - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
Feeding from October through to March - 2pm
March onwards - 3pm