Auslan Cramb, scottish correspondent 23 JUNE 2016 • 2:02PM
Rare birds of prey have been caught stealing the underwear of skinny dippers at a popular wild swimming spot in a Highland glen.
The red kites have taken pants and socks to line their nest, including designer brands such as Armani, which have helped keep four chicks warm this summer.
Dave Clement, a gamekeeper on the Gannochy estate in the Angus glens, made the discovery after contacting the RSPB to have the kite chicks ringed and recorded.
It is the second year in a row that he has found a variety of underwear in the nest, high in a larch tree, not far from a gorge in Glen Esk where walkers often strip off to have a swim.
Mr Clement, a member of the Angus Glens Moorland Group, which promotes the benefits of grouse estates, said it appeared that the kites had become more discerning this year by choosing more expensive pants.