Cannot believe it but its still very sunny here on the coast the temps gone down a little now but theres still people buzzing around the place mingling with staff so thats all good.
We have a couple of regulars now who brought their African Grey in earlier this year and i think they have now got the record for most visits in one year :-), its a good job theyre lovely people too.
We are now stopping birds coming in for this year so we do not fill the winter rooms, they may be needed for emergencies, and to tell you the truth I am sure Ruth will relish the break as its probably been one of our busiest years ever for birds coming in but she and all the animal staff have managed, as they always do.
A few of the older and more frail birds are starting to make their way into some of the winter buildings also, so don’t be disappointed if there’s one or two empty aviaries, it wont be for long, just till we move something in them for the winter.
All the animals and birds are doing very well and no doubt enjoying this last bit of warmth, albeit the wind seems to be getting up a little, but i do believe its forecast, so cant grumble and will blow the last of the wasps away :-), seems like the entire country has been plagued by them this year and due to the amount of fresh fruit we offer, this doesnt help, but its all in the birds best interest so just something we have to put up.
Petes just finishing the underfloor heating in the new macaw extension which will be around 7500 cubic feet + a brand new steel lined building offering ample more housing for them. We shall also attempt one of our famous water features 🙂 we will get it right one day.
Baby meerkats and vasas are doing spectacularly well and are seen on show most of the time now.
So all in all i think the words are: So Far So Good
Bring on the winter…… brrrrrrr