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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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10th of October 2014 Species Spotlight – Tawny Frogmouth

This week we look at one of the more unusual looking members of the park Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides Tawny Frogmouths are found throughout Australia, including Tasmania.  They are closely related to the Nightjar, found here in the UK.  There are 3 species of Frogmouth and the Tawny is Near...

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15th of August 2014 – Species Spotlight Crowned Plover

This week we are highlighting a species that have bred successfully for us over the years and who hatched 3 chicks earlier this week   Crowned Plover Vanellus coronatus   Also known as the Crowned Lapwing, they are a member of a subfamily of Lapwing that also includes Masked &...

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Species Spotlight – East African Crowned Crane

This week we have introduced a pair of our spotlighted species together and what better way to celebrate than to blog about them   East African Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum gibbericeps   There are 2 subspecies of the Grey Crowned Crane of which we keep the East African version, native to...

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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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Marabou Stork at Birdland, Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire

Giant Stork Flies In to Birdland

[caption id="attachment_1892" align="aligncenter" width="300"] New Marabou Stork arrives at Birdland at Bourton on the Water[/caption] A stork which is believed to have the largest wingspan of any living bird is settling in to its new home at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. Also known as the ‘undertaker bird’ due to its slow...

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