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 32 – Educating Rita….& John, Lisa, Matthew ………….

The Summer holidays have kicked in this week and we have been busy, busy, busy.   With daily visitor numbers going up it means the keepers are in full swing on the education & entertainment front.  When I first started at Birdland nearly 12 years ago we used to do...

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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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Week 26 – Hand Rearing

As you will have seen from the past couple of blogs, the keepers are currently busy playing Mum & Dad to a variety of different chicks.  This weeks blog is all about how we go about raising the chicks.   There are many reasons why we may hand rear a...

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Week 24 – Chick Chick, Hooray

It's been a good week this week as several of the eggs that the birds and ourselves were incubating have hatched.  This means that the staff are busy hand rearing and bags can be seen under eyes!   The first of the eggs to hatch since the last blog was...

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