Saturday February 11th 2012
Today is the first day of the new season. Well for a week or so. Its half term week. We’ll be doing a static ‘Meet the Birds’ display in the Owl Garden during the next week. Terry Evison is getting some of the Birds out as we speak, ready for this afternoon.
As some of you may be aware, we have to retrain our flying birds to some extent, as they are encouraged to gain weight during the winter months. This also helps them to keep the cold out. Re training them can take as much as a month to 6 weeks to get them back down to their optimum flying weight. If we start retraining them now, we should, (fingers crossed), be ready to resume full Meet the Birds on the 25th of March, which is the official start of the flying season, and the official date for the visitor season at Muncaster.
Just to show you what you might expect, should you visit on or after the 25th of March, here’s a few action shots of some of our flying birds.
See you next week
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