Originally Posted by Andrew Clarke
Welsh population is expanding rapidly with new territories being established year on year so many youngsters are obviously looking around, but the sheer numbers make me think they may have travelled even further.
There were already reckoned to be a thousand pairs of Red Kites in Wales in 2011 (Brit. Birds
107: 523 - just before the species was dropped from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel). 30 youngsters could be from just 20-30 nests; a pretty small proportion of the total. So no need to look further afield