Red kites still capable of scavenging for food: Our letter published in The Times

Sir, Before modern sanitation, our streets provided rich pickings for this unfussy scavenger (Red kites are biting the hands that feed them, Apr 12). For hundreds of years, they helped keep our streets clear of rotting carcases and rubbish. Now, our towns and cities are far cleaner, those having picnics should not be surprised kites are more than capable of helping themselves to the odd sandwich.

Andrew Gilruth

Director of communications GWCT

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