Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Well blow me its august, and where exactly is the promised weather. I wrote a letter recently to the board of directors of the Met office about the weather reporting and at the end I put please dont write me a letter full of platitudes, guess what I got!!! Not one reply about the problems I had pointed out. Oh well you have to try. Got the same crap from No 10 too!!..

Arabis is still not right, I tried to ask a question on a website that had interesting vet problems, but it did not work. She is a little more cheerful but a long way from the dog she was. I hate it when they get old and slip back, dogs don't live long enough.

The young birds are all doing well, had it not been for the rain yesterday we would have had a couple more loose, but the new Harris Hawk is called Bay Middleton and is a sweety and flying very well, had his first trip round the field yesterday in a lull in the weather. Perhaps today we will be able to get them all flown again. But despite all the grey weather the view out of my window is enough to give one heart. The greens are vivid, there is a rabbit on the lawn, some of the trees are thinking about autumn colour and there is a tinge of yellow to their leaves, which contrasts superbly with the copper red of the beech trees. The evening primroses are a paler lemon yellow which leap out againtst the dark green of the hedges and the house martins and swallows ignore the weather and just carry on.



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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