RAF to shoot down Red Kites?

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RAF Benson has said it may need to kill some of the birds of prey for safety reasons after two flew into aircraft in the past two months. Bird watchers have warned that RAF Benson will get no benefit from shooting red kites out of the sky.

Ian Lewington, Oxford Ornithological Society’s bird recorder for the county, said: “If it is that much of a problem they have to get rid of all of them. You cannot just get rid of two of them. It is a void – it will be filled. They are opportunist, that is why they are so successful.”

Read the full story in the Oxford News.

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