The RSPB has criticized Chilterns’ claims that increasing numbers of red kites are having a negative effect on smaller animals in the Chilterns.
Cathy Rose, of the Chilterns Conservation Board, spoke publically that guinea pigs and smaller birds could be next on the menu if the public keep feeding the predatory birds.
Red kites were reintroduced to the Chilterns in 1989 and their numbers have proliferated from 93 birds to more than 600 breeding pairs.
RSPB has hit back and said that the increasing numbers were to be celebrated and that there was "absolutely no evidence to suggest that red kites have had an impact on the population of any small birds" – told Gemma Butlin to the BBC
Source: BBC News