I first blogged about this in April.
But today EXACTLY marks the day, thirty years ago now, on 1st August 1989, when five Spanish red kites were reintroduced to the leafy southern Chiltern escarpment.
This day, August 1st, thirty years ago, kick-started a remarkably-successful reintroduction programme up the spine of England and in Scotland too.
Thirty years of bird. Never stopped me dreaming.