Tuesday, 5 June 2012
OK, OK I know I have not been doing the weblog, but that is because I have been working very hard, (although not as hard as Adam Bloch) on building the new Website. We are writing it in Joomla, which means that we can work on it from here without having to know that completely incomprehensible language called HTML. We can add articles and pictures, we can change the menus, we can put in modules (well I hope to be able to do so soon), it’s pretty cool. This should mean that poor old Linda will not have to be tied to her computer morning noon and night and will instead be able to get back to taking photos. In fact she is going to be in charge not only of getting new photos for us – I need a photo of a casting Linda and one being taken apart!!! – but she is going to start to work on some short videos for us to put on the new website.
Leaf is much better, still lame and stiff when she has been lying down, but more cheerful and moving better once she has unstiffened. We don’t think that Sorrel is pregnant, just fat!!! They all need to go on a diet badly except for the puppies. The others are fine, and the furminator has been getting hanks of fur out of Indigo.
My baby Tawny Eagle has had to come out of the aviary with the Steppe eagle because it looks like the Grey Buzzard Eagles have laid again and as their two babies are full grown and fledged, we had to move them out. My Tawny Eagle is BEAUTIFUL!!! She is a pale ginger colour like Hare, but a little bigger, and the first thing I am going to do is make her to the hood, so I can hood her easily in the future. The two baby Grey Buzzard Eagles are stunning too, they are both the same sex, but we are not sure which one!!
Art is going well, Jules schooled him today and he was brilliant, although he was rather less brilliant getting up to the school, there was a particularly dangerous looking piece of black plastic on the road and in the end I had to get off and lead him past. Needless to say that on the way back he looked at it, but took little notice of it at all.
The bank holiday has been two good days and two crap days, the rain did not let us down, and both the Saturday and the Tuesday it rained, and is still raining. However we had lovely visitors on all the days, and most were getting to the point where they just say sod the rain and come out anyway!!
Keep an eye out for the new website, it is different, it is more aimed at families, but I think it works and the orange part is for visitors, the rest is a bit more restful and there are some lovely videos on there – with more to come from Linda at least if the weather ever cheers up. You can let me know if bits don't work there will I am sure be teething problems, not everyone will like it, but the important thing will be if it does the trick. 



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



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