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21st of November 2014 – Species Spotlight Black Swan

This week we take the chance to look at a species that has recently returned to the park   Black Swan Cygnus atratus   We recently took delivery of a young pair of Black Swan from WWT Martin Mere having lost our remaining male at the start of the year....

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25th of July 2014 – Species Spotlight Double Wattled Cassowary

This week we need a big spotlight as we feature one of the worlds largest birds (and also most dangerous) Double Wattled Cassowary Casuarius casuarius Also known as the Southern Cassowary, this is one of the worlds biggest birds weighing in at up to 85kg (only the Ostrich is heavier)...

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30th May 2014 – Species Spotlight – Pied Avocet

This week we are celebrating Penguin Week but as I have already blogged about of two species of Penguin that we keep, I am going to write about another Black & White bird that we keep that lives near water   Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta   A bird that is...

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9th of May, 2014 – Species Spotlight – Greater Flamingo

This week the spotlight falls on one of my personal favourites in the park   Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus   The largest of the 6 species of Flamingo, Greaters are found throughout parts of Africa, as well as breeding in India & Pakistan and Southern Europe (including France, Italy &...

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In the chaos that is a sunny Easter holiday run up the species spotlight falls a day early this week and is upon Roul Roul Partridge Rollulus rouloul Other names include Crested Wood Partridge and Green Wood Partridge. Roul Rouls are native to South East Asia and are found throughout...

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28th of March, 2014 – Species Spotlight – Trumpeter Hornbill

This week we are highlighting one of the most dedicated mothers in the park   Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator   The birds are widespread throughout their range which includes South Africa, Kenya, Burundi and parts of Congo.  They are of least concern on the IUCN list. As Hornbills go, they...

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14th of March 2014 – Species Spotlight – Grey Peacock Pheasant

This week we concentrate on one of our first egg layers of the year   Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum   Native to South East Asia and parts of India, where they frequent areas of lowland.  They are the National bird of Myanmar and numbers are doing OK in the...

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Week 34 – Wonderful Windrush Wildlife

I'm very fortunate that whilst I'm working I can also indulge in one of my favourite past times, watching wildlife.  The site at Birdland is blessed with a variety of habitats with woodland, river and some open areas.  All this means that we have a variety of native flora and...

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Week 31 – Owls

This week sees us celebrate International Owl Awareness Day this coming Sunday.  We will be holding a Meet a Keeper Owl special as well as having a guided Owl Tour in the afternoon where you can follow a keeper around in the afternoon as they feed the owls. We currently...

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Week 30 – In the News

This weeks blog is a catch up of the last two weeks going on in the park.   We’ve had quite a bit of media exposure over the fortnight and with the Summer Holidays upon us, that can only be a good thing.   The first bit of coverage appeared...

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