Thursday, 30 July 2009
Thank goodness it stopped raining finally, yesterday was a pain, although we did get a surprising number of birds flown and a surprising number of visitors considering how awful it was. Apparently I upset a customer because I told their child not to kick the mud and puddles at the gate (and me!) and not to go under the standoff barriers which are there to protect people and birds. One of the parents thought I was not nice and my office staff felt sorry for them until one of the children lay on the floor yelling and kicking her feet on the floor!! Then she understood - oh well. I think that is the first person I have upset since Jan, which is not bad going really!

Arabis seems better today, she is still not seeing well out of her right eye, but is a little more cheerful in herself. She does not appreciate being left downstairs and howls to be let up - great, just what I need at 3.00am! She and Indigo went to the vets today, which took time, but relieved my mind as its nice to know they are in good hands.

The owl day went well I think, its great to have so many owls working now, and the baby Long-eared Owl is enchanting. Cool Ground - the snowy owl is a handful, but flies very well and the other owls are all coming along nicely so we should have great Owl Evenings later in the year.

Nathan is back and mowing the lawns, which is a relief, the grass is growing so fast its hard to keep up with, but it looks so good when it is freshly cut, and there is no smell as wonderful as newly mown grass with the sun on it.

The young falcons are all going well, Common is loose and doing well, Duck Weed (yup I am afraid that it stuck as a name!) did interestingly today. And the other two falcons that I am doing are coming on as are the two and Holly and Adam are training, AND my young Harris Hawk went loose today for the first time. Its been a tough but lovely day



I have to say that keeping a weblog can at times become compulsive and at other times a chore. Sometimes I am berrated for not keeping it up and sometimes I get wonderful comments from people who follow the news of the Centre.

It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
And as I said before its a pretty cool to be here and it is a great place to visit, you should try coming and watching the birds and meeting the staff and of course the dogs.

An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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