Friday, 7 March 2014
Sedge is home, people have been great and lent me wire dog boxes for him, so he is in one right now. It is heart breaking to see him unable to walk and obviously not understanding why, but we shall see. If anyone has any spare old towels I could do with some. We went through all our old ones that we use for the birds, late last year and had to throw some away, and of course needless to say now I could do with them.
I am pleased to say that the female Spectacled Owl looks much much better, she is sitting up and looks bright eyed. You can always tell when a bird is getting better as it gets harder to give its medicine!
It was a grey start, but the sun is coming out now, so hopefully the more cheerful weather predictions will be correct, which will be lovely.
We have a Hawk Day today, so life is getting back to normal. Carl Jones is bring over another Condor egg, from sunny Wales so it will be lovely if it is fertile and we have another baby Condor, they are wonderful birds. The Turkey Vultures have been mating as well, so spring is definitely about. Talking about vultures, Chris sent me this lovely picture of one for my birthday, how anyone can think they are ugly defeats me. All the chicks are doing well back with their parents in India and so we are delighted with how that trial went.
Oh and want to hear a mindlessly stupid thing, the EU government - Italy and Spain in particular (Spain is the stronghold for Eurasian Griffon Vultures and Italy has a programme to help Egyptian Vultures) have granted a license to sell Diclofenac as a veterinary drug. I would love to know what complete and utter moron put that one forward and which also complete and utter morons allowed it to happen!!! I suspect bribery from drug companies personally.
Here goes for another day.



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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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