Thursday, 4 March 2010

Talking of wheelchairs, Sedge has not really met them before, and now he can jump (Adam said that the removal of his ‘bits’ reduced his weight and helped his jumping!!) he thinks that all wheelchairs are for him to sit in, regardless of whether or not the people in them like him. So far they have not minded, but I have to persuade him that not everyone will enjoy having him on their lap.

Sorrell is doing really well, she is a charmer, and now barks to go out in the evening which is a huge bonus, mind you, she barks whenever she wants something, which is quite often! Acer is a serious hunter, she has spent the last two days making the single Moorhen on the pond have a miserable time, I keep telling it, it would do much better to move home.

The rabbits are doing well, at least three of them are, sadly Randal died, and is buried in the Centre, Rupert is more difficult to feed, but is still with us and Roger and Rory are racing ahead. Holly took them home the other night to give me a break from them, and got them to eat Shreddies and a Cheerio as well!! Junk food at three weeks, she went on line and we think they were probably only about three days old when we found them.

We have been trying to find a leak in the car park that is now coming out in the back drive of the house, so Mike dug a huge hole and we found a large and very blocked land drain, so we have to sort that out tomorrow, but at least I know now it is not a leak from the mains, and it is sortable, although the repairs will be messy. Slowly we are getting the whole place much drier, which is wonderful.

Mozart’s new block is nearly finished, it is looking great and the stain has arrived so we can
finish off the outside, I am looking forward to putting him in and seeing if he will cope and like it. It is where he always used to be and I think that will please him as he will have much more company, we will have to see.

A new female Burrowing Owl has arrived curtsey of London Zoo, well two actually, but the female is important for our male, however he apparently did not appreciate her, so we took him out, to get her to settle and then will try reintroducing them again – bad tempered little sod, he should have been grateful!

The birds are flying well, we are managing to get them all done now the snow has gone, and with no rain, although we are having to put them all in at night because it is still very cold. Simon and Holly got out one of the Yellow billed Kites – Deception – and also Mosquito, my Saker, so they will be added to the team, if the weather warms up a little I will get one of the eagles going, Oh and Adam’s Steppe Eagle went loose for the first time yesterday and is going to be very good! Now he can have a name, he will have to be a last year's theme name - winning Racehorses, but this year the theme is English Apples!

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZGQ8i8AwI

HC

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