1 Hours 35 Mins from our holiday cottages
60 Miles from our holiday cottages
The Red Kite Feeding CentreGigrin Farm,South Street, Rhayader,Powys, Ceredigion
LD6 5BL (Sat Nav)
Tel: 01597 810 243
“ Combine with a visit to The Elan Valley and a road trip across The Cambrian Mountains ”Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages Advice
The Red Kite Feeding Centre – Gigrin Farm, Rhayader
100s of red kites descend on Gigrin Farm where they are fed at every day of the year. With breath taking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings.
Feeding takes place at 2pm (last weekend in October onwards) and at 3pm (from the last weekend in March), no-one tells the kites that the clocks change twice a year!
The crows are first to turn up in trees around the feeding area and make it quite a noisy affair with the calls of jackdaws and carrion crows and the deep ‘cronking’ of ravens. Buzzards and red kites circle overhead; buzzards are far more vocal than kites, their powerful ‘mewing’ carrying a long way.
As soon as the meat has been put out the crow family start emerging from the surrounding trees. As the first crows land amongst the meat the kites go on the offensive. Kites watch and wait their chance to furl their wings and dive in, skimming the ground to snatch a scrap before rising suddenly to escape the beaks of the angry crows.
Everyone is welcome. We cater for families, specialist photographers, film-makers, schools trips and coaches. There are five regular hides, one dedicated disabled specialist photographic hide and three specialist photographic hides.
The farm has car parking, coach parking, disabled parking, toilets, café, shop, information centre, picnic site, farm trail,
The farm is open daily throughout the year except for a few days before Christmas, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
For the 2015 this means the farm is closed on 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 December.
1pm to 4pm – November, December, January, February, March
12:30 pm to 5pm April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Standard entry fee (permits entry to the regular hides only) £5 adults, £4 OAPs, £3 children 15 and under
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