Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Well we got an awful lot done today, even if it did mean mowing the grass in the Hawk Walk at end of the day, in the pitch dark!! Which it did! However it is done and that is good because I kept leaving it until the morning and it rained each night. Tom did a brilliant job getting the stainless steel table into the thawing room so now it should be much easier to get the food out for the birds each morning. We also changed the shelves in the fridge part of the freezer, there is still a little work to do on that, but again it should make the job easier and quicker, and I love quicker! We finished off the Freezer Shed cleaned and swept it out, put up shelves for newspapers and completed it after the last demonstration, finally!
All the new nest boxes are up in the Owl Courtyard and now we are really annoying the owls by stopping them sitting on the rail at the front, and rapidly filling their nice clean baths with droppings. I have been meaning to do it for ages, and two are done, we are staining the timber black and it is starting to look great. We won't get it all done for the first Owl Evening this Friday, but it will all be done before Simon gets back.

Simon has left for India, he is going to spend about three weeks there working on the incubation room, brooder room, and egg handling and weighing, in preparation for the coming breeding season. He has only been gone a day and we miss him already, and Sedge will go nuts when he comes back as he adores him.
We got most of the birds flown, Casper the white bird, is coming on I have to say, he could even be quite good in the end. The Lugger falcon was bloody awful today, but I hope he will improve, all the other birds were good and we flew Cool Ground the Snowy Owl and Hemp, the Eurasian Eagle Owl after dark, they went well so we have our team ready for Friday! Hooray!



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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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