Saturday 28th May 2011
Today is the start of Fool’s Week; a marathon session of fun ‘n’ capers. We have to stalls set up for the week. Today, the one nearest the Wildlife Pond is manned by Vicky, selling owl quizzes and other assorted paraphernalia. The stall in the owl garden is at present manned by somebody doing live chainsaw demonstrations making owls. That is to say the owls are being carved from wood with the aid of a chainsaw as opposed to ‘live owls’ being chains awed. Or I should say, the ‘results’ are being displayed in the Owl Garden, the live demos take place daily at 1pm and 3pm by the Wildlife Pond.
On the owl side of things, the owlets are beginning to pop out of the woodwork so to speak. I have seen one Sunda Scops Owlet in the Breeding Ground as well as three Indian Scops Owlets so far. For anybody interested, check out the web cams on the bottom of the home page, as there are two Great Grey Owlets to be seen in the nest basket as plain as day.
It’s going to be a busy week, what with Fool’s week as well as the WOT charity concert on Monday the 30th of May. For anybody who’s interested, the acts are the Billy Mitchell Band featuring former Lindisfarne front man Billy Mitchell as well as a few friends from his Lindisfarne days. In support will be a home grown Cumbrian act from Carlisle; the Olly Alcock Band. For more information on the acts performing on the night as well as online ticket sales click on the following link; here. For anybody who hasn’t heard Billy Mitchell perform before, click on the following YouTube link to see Billy and his band perform Shiftin’ to the Toon. To see Olly Alcock and saxophonist Roz Sluman trading licks, click on the following link; here. This event is sponsored by Stollers Furniture as well as Private hire firm Cleator Bus Cumbria. Who will be available should anyone need a taxi home. Cleator Bus can be contacted by . There are tickets still available, or you will be welcome on the night.
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