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Species Spotlight – 28th February 2014 – Western Grey Plantain Eater

This week we spotlight a bird that we have kept for over a year, but have also had some new arrivals this week   Western Grey Plantain Eater Crinifer piscator A member of the Turaco family, the Western Plantain Eater is native to tropical West Africa, where they inhabit areas...

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21st February 2014 – Species Spotlight Marabou Stork

This week we are celebrating disgusting birds to the species spotlight this week falls upon one of the foulest birds in our collection   Marabou Stork Leptoptilus crumeniferus   The Marabou is native to central and southern Africa, moving between breeding and wintering grounds. They inhabit many types of habitats,...

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14th of February 2014 – Species Spotlight Black Breasted Thrush

Happy valentines day all This weeks species spotlight gives me the chance to swat up on the species as they are new to Birdland this week   Black Breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis The Black Breasted Thrush looks very similar to our own Blackbird and indeed are of the same family...

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Species Spotlight – Grey Treepie

This weeks species spotlight falls on our:   Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae   A member of the Crow family, Grey Treepies are found in the wild mostly in China but also in the Himalayan foothills of India and as far east as Taiwan. The alternative name for this species in...

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Species Spotlight – Humboldt Penguin

The weekend past saw us celebrating Penguin Awareness Day. The day itself was on Monday (the 20th) but we made a full weekend of it, with lots of facts and pictures going online and quizzes and hands on events at the park. On Facebook alone, some of Spikes posts reached...

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Species Spotlight – White Faced Whistling Duck

Last week saw International Duck Day falling on the 13th of January so to mark the occasion, this weeks species spotlight falls upon one of our waterfowl   White Faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata   Native to Northern & Central South America and Central Africa Diet: Consists of aquatic vegetation,...

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9th of January 2014 – Species Spotlight African Spoonbill

For the blog this year I will be highlighting one of our bird species every week and telling you a bit about them.  As always, the blog will continue to round up the weeks news and wildlife sightings as well.   So our first species to be spotlighted this year...

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31st of December 2013 – Review of the Year

For the last blog of year I thought we would have a look back over the year and review the year that was 2013   January: Cold weather was the theme for January with a couple of dustings of snow, as much as a foot in places. The penguins were...

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20/12/2013 – Christmas is a coming

It’s now the final countdown to Christmas and although it’s a few days before the big day, we are busy getting ready even now. In the weeks before Christmas it is a case of making sure that we have enough supplies to see us over the festive/New Year period as...

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13/12/2013 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s been a fairly quiet week this week, with not a great deal to report.   We have had a bit of a swap around with some of the birds where some of the new birds have finished their period of quarantine. The 7 new Avocets have been moved to...

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