Week 6 – Feed the Birds

This week I thought I would cover feeding the birds and some of their diets.  Now with nearly 500 hungry beaks to feed we get through an awful lot of food every day and a lot of preparation goes into this. You can break you feeds down into certain diets...

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Week 5 – Ringing

Today we have moved all the birds back to the Desert House after last weeks Tree Surgery.  Along with Bee-Eaters, Plovers, Doves, Lovebirds & Quail we had 14 Desert Finch to move back.  The Finches have long been in the Desert House and have been a self sustaining population.  It's...

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Week 4 – Wild Birds

As you may already know, this weekend is the RSPBs Big Garden Birdwatch, where homes up and down the country will be spending an hour counting what species of birds visit their gardens and in what numbers.  At 9 and a half acres, we are too big to be classed...

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Week 3 – Snow

  This week saw the weather take a turn for the colder with temperatures touching minus 4 and snow falling Sunday night/Monday morning. Whilst certain black & white residents are perfectly happy in these conditions, the winter weather does pose problems for the staff. Obviously when it comes to snow,...

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Week 2 – Stock checks

Hi everyoneAs you may have seen on national media this week it has been the annual zoo animal stock check.  This is where every animal must be accounted for, a process which zoos must go through by law in order to comply with the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.  As of today...

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Back to School

Back to School A brief story in the local paper about Alistair returning to his old Primary School to talk Penguins

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Week One

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our new blog.  From here we will be posting weekly updates about life in the park and giving you a glimpse into the life of a Bird Keeper. We currently have approximately 400 birds (120 species) under our care, plus a few reptiles,...

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