Why are so many Red Kites visiting our towns?
About the author
Melanie Orros left a career in scientific publishing to undertake research herself. Her PhD with Mark Fellowes at the University of Reading examined some of the lesser-studied aspects of garden bird feeding. Her thesis was broad, encompassing not only the feeding of Red Kites but also calculating how many calories we provide for birds and looking into the indirect consequences of garden bird feeding for both aphids and ground beetles. She is now researching Red Kite feeding ecology at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Hampshire, UK.