Thursday, 31 March 2011

Its eight o clock in the evening and still there is daylight, I love this time of the year, suddenly the winter is gone, leaves are arriving by the ton (no doubt I will curse them when we have to pick them all up in the autumn). Trees have a tinge of green all over them which is sometimes indiscernible, but there nevertheless there if you just glance.

The weather forecast has as usual been wrong, but unfortunately it does affect our visitor numbers so it has been quiet, but still we move on. The Maze is coming on very slowly, there is a lot of soil to move! But we have places to put it. I seeded the area of the field where the pond soil had been put to dry out, it was interesting to do in the wind! It was very windy today, a gusty wind that is difficult for the birds, the two that dealt with it best were the two peregrines, both of which flew superbly. Karis would have loved it too, but he is only just out and not ready to go yet. However Ruby is and we took her down to the flying field to see what she thought of the new mounds – not a lot!! But she worked and it was a joy to have her back with us on the flying team. Hemp has laid her first egg!! Clever girl!

Sadly the Steller’s appear to have decided that their two eggs were enough to sit on and so somewhere along the line they destroyed our Verreaux’s Eagle egg, which is very disappointing. I am going to end up with a flock of damn Steller’s!! We grounded Cremorne (Bald Eagle), someone sent a photo of her and I realised that she is looked very frayed at the edges and so needs a break to moult and that will give us time to work on the young Steller’s. and Hard Tackle is out!! I hope he manages well this year, I am working on it being a long hot summer, and he will love that.

Dante has gone on loan, so I am down to one horse – Henry, which is fine, although the little devil broke into the food store today, heaven knows what he ate, but he gets no supper that is for sure! Otherwise we look forward to the Easter holidays and lots of lovely visitors – I hope!



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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