Friday 9th September 2011
The male Northern Hawk Owl from the Main display has had a relapse again. He has been to the vet with a recurring bout of conjunctivitis. He is back in the hospital, as he is having difficulty finding his food. Let’s hope this round of medication sorts this problem out once and for all.
I had a nice surprise while I was cleaning the Main display the other day. I was cleaning the Greyish Eagle Owls enclosure, where the Cordoline used to grow. For months now there has been nothing but a few sad stumps, as the last winter had seen it off. I was glancing across, when I saw these ‘sprouts’ coming from the middle of the stumps. It would appear it is regenerating... I wonder if these tender sprouts will survive the next winter however.
On a final note, an old friend of mine sent me some photos he took out on the North Sea oil rig he works on. They are some magnificent pictures of an Osprey, probably on migration from Scandinavia via Britain down to Africa. I imagine he would be more than happy to share them with you.
See you next week.
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