Tuesday, 8 December 2009
A better day weather wise, it started off pleasant, although damp until foot (and will be for some time I suspect!) All the Hawk Walk birds were got out for a bath and their compartments cleaned. Peter Dowle’s team of pruners arrived and started a major prune of the place, it is now looking very pruned in parts!! Tom, Keiran, Paul and Glen with Adam at the helm moved and raked and tidied up after the pruning team. I did notice that Sedge was helping manfully, or perhaps that should be dogfully, for about three minutes in digging up a root!
Simon and Mike concreted the next bay in the rebuilt enclosures at the end of the Hawk Walk, so there are two to go, that should get done before the end of this week, particularly as the weather is supposed to improve, and surprise surprise no dog paw prints!
The course guys flew birds, practiced picking up and putting on perches, moved all the birds back under when it started to rain and then did jess making, and we talked about housing while they finished off the jesses and I fed the male Lugger on the fist, multitasking, my favourite thing! The pictures are of the puppies helping, the baby owls two/three days old, and the prunings being burnt for today. I also had a huge row with my computer and lost, I don't have photoshop down fully and Word does not have some of the functions that Publisher has, but no printing firm uses or likes Publisher so its a bit of a bugger to get sizes right. However we got a lot done – hooray.



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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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