The Red Kite has made an incredible come back, for a bird that was pushed to the brink of extinction in the UK at the hands of humans. Not known for it's scavenging tendencies it fell into the bracket all birds of prey fell into, as a vermin or pest they were shot poisoned and trapped!
Re-introduction programmes came about in the 1990's with huge effects, the Red Kite really has bounced back! Only the other day I was looking at pictures of a Red Kite seen flying above my home village, great news! This has been reflected with the RSPB's big garden birdwatch 2011 where the Red Kite has been recorded in a number of gardens!
Check out the link here for the Rspb news release.