Wednesday, 11 December 2013

New Aviaries

Exciting news as we start our big project for our winter period. New owl aviaries!

Having spoken to falconers and bird of prey experts, it seems that though our aviaries have always been adequate... they could be made better for the owls welfare. Much to our surprise, and possibly yours, this actually means slightly smaller aviaries!

The smaller areas will allow the owls to feel safer and more secure, hopefully increasing breeding success, whilst reducing the risk of damaging their feathers.

As for our flying team, they will still be flown most days but will soon be visible to the public during the day rather than being housed in off display aviaries.

The area looks quite a bit different doesn't it?.. More will be revealed through the new year, as well as a few other projects we hope to complete over the first half of 2014.

You can see the misty/foggy conditions the maintenance team are having to work through, I thought you might like to see a couple of pictures of our deer. It is quite eerie going out there to feed them... you don't see them at all, until they start to emerge from the mist only a few feet in front of you!

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