Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022


Jonathan Guthrie’s beautiful article “Return of the raptors” (Home, FT Weekend, December 18) reminded me of a wonderful week we spent in the summer of 2015 in Cookham, Berkshire.

Although we are not even amateur bird connoisseurs, we were fully aware that red kite numbers were experiencing a revival and we no doubt realized that they are large birds. But we were amazed at the large number we saw when we visited near Stonor Park, and the sheer size of them when we found ourselves near where they ate with a clear, unobstructed view.

Given the six year gap, I imagine the presence of these majestic birds must be awesome in that beautiful part of the country. Rolling back into the air of London when Guthrie dared to whisper at the end of his narrative.

Robert Boston
Kingshill, Kent, United Kingdom



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