Breeding of red kites has been affected badly because of the harsh weather conditions. The authorities informed that all the plans to increase the bird population were hurt where 4 out of nine pairs that were kept for breeding turned unsuccessful.
This happened because of the storms that happened in the region during May. Because of heavy winds, the nests of the pairs were blown over and that is why the birds could not lay their eggs.
Northern Ireland had been seeing a lack of population of red kites for quite some time now. And after 200 years, the plans to reintroduce expansion of these exotic birds were reintroduced in 2010.
Meanwhile, there was some good news since out of the five pairs that did turn out to be a success in mating, one of the nests showed triplets. The revelation was made by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Said Adam McClure, the society's new red kite monitoring and outreach officer that both staff and the monitors were glad to see the kind of progress that has been made in this regard. It is just one year and a lot of education has already been done.