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7th of November 2014 – Species Spotlight Edward’s Pheasant

This week we saw more new arrivals into the park, one of them is subject of this weeks spotlight   Edward's Pheasant Lophura edwardsi   Endemic to the rainforests of Vietnam, the Edward's Pheasant is one of the rarest birds we keep here at Birdland.  They are critically endangered and...

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25th of April 2014 – Species Spotlight King Penguin

Today is World Penguin Day so I’m really left with no choice but to spotlight our star attraction   King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonica patagonica   Found in the wild along the Northern edge of Antarctica and on many sub-Antarctic islands including South Georgia, the Falklands and Deception, King Penguins are...

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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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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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6/12/2013 – Breezy Birdland

Yesterday was rather a wind swept day to say the least, not as bad as other parts of the country, but still strong enough to cause a few concerns. High winds can sometimes be an issue for us here as those familiar with the park will know that we have...

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