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Tuesday June 26th 2012

Midsummer was highlighted by some extreme weather. On Friday the 22nd we had a month’s worth of rain in one day. The front lawn became an addition to the Lake District by being under water. Having said that, the birds in our collection took it all in their stride. We had a few soggy owls, but I think they stayed out in the rain on purpose, as owls are wont to do, as they like ‘rain bathing’.

We can confirm a few more additions to the collection, as I had my first sighting of a juvenile Boobook Owl in the Main Display area of the Owl Centre. Last also saw the arrival in our collection of a European Eagle Owlet, approximately five weeks old. This bird is going to be trained as part of our ‘Meet the Birds’ team. This bird who we think might be female, (all being well), is going to replace ‘Moss’ in the flying team. Moss is going to be retired at the end of this season. Although it is too early to tell, this owlet is already responding well. It already walks towards the keepers for food; flying is the next logical step. We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed. The keepers have decided to call it ‘Dusk’.

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European Eagle Owlet - Dusk
European Eagle Owlet - Dusk Picture courtesy Wulf Ingham
European Eagle Owlet - Dusk
European Eagle Owlet - Dusk Picture courtesy Wulf Ingham
Muncaster Castle Front Lawn
Muncaster Castle Front Lawn Picture courtesy Wulf Ingham
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