Sunday, 18 October 2009

Hooray, all staff in today which is the first time for three weeks, and I include myself in that. Its colder and greyer today, but still dry, apart from the mist on Thursday I don't think I have seen rain here for about seven weeks!! Amazing and very welcome, although it is set to change next week. Yesterday started grey but the sun came out and made us all feel great again.

Flying the birds in the late afternoon is tough though, the sun is very low and the falcons particularly know exactly where to come from so you can't see a damn thing, it makes for interesting lure swinging.

We are going to start trying some of the owls out after dark soon so that they are ready for the owl evenings, we have the new torches and are ready to go. And then of course I should probably test out the making of the mulled wine too, it would be a shame not to have it exactly right on the first night!!
Joan - if you are reading this, we are all thinking of you and worrying about you, and the two pictures are just for you, Sedge ( and you can see what I mean about his ears!! Very suspect!)and Eager flying beautifully Linda has another new camera, she says this is the one she has been dreaming about and so she took these yesterday.
I tried getting my new Steppe Eagle sitting up yesterday, and I need to get into some weight training I think, he weighs a flipping ton! But very beautiful, Adam needless to say got his sitting up, but then he is a fitness freak so he is tougher than I am and more and has patience as well.

Its nearly coffee time and the dogs are waiting......................!



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.

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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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