And the Kites? Red ones that is. Mrs R has never seen one, she'd be delighted to swap places with this chap, who is less than happy about their successful reintroductionOne of the world's most spectacular birds is becoming established once again in the UK - more than 180 years after it was hunted to extinction.
The great bustard - a gigantic bird with an eight foot wingspan - was reintroduced to England six years ago using chicks rescued from Russia.
Now the birds have scored their biggest success yet with the hatching of four wild chicks this spring.
It's the second year that the birds - which can stand more than 3.5 feet tall - have bred in the wild.
And so on to more red things. Squirrels this time - a creature Mrs R has only ever seen in captivity. There are plans to cull grey squirrels in Cornwall.They have reintroduced the Red Kite near us, now we are plagued by the horrible things. There were eleven of them over my house yesterday, there were more than forty of them flying around one area ... swooping, wheeling and screeching. Things that have gone from an area should not be reintroduced.
Some Mail commenters, naturally, think the decision is racist whilst others indicate a great deal of ignorance and ramble on about 'diversity' and 'right to life', completely forgetting that nature is harsh - the strongest survives. Maybe they'd be happy for the British Red Squirrel to become extinct.Thousands of grey squirrels are to be culled in an attempt to reintroduce native reds to Cornwall more than 20 years after they went extinct.