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Posted by merlintherook on January 3, 2015 at 7:05 PM

2014 has been an eventful time here at the Rookery. Early in the year we adopted two special needs tawny owls from a sanctuary. They had been injured in car accidents as fledglings and were taken to Wing and a Prayer. Once they had recovered, it was discovered that they both had brain damage and they were homed as pets. A couple of years later they were taken to a different sanctuary when their owner moved to London, and from there they came on to us. At the beginning of May they were joined by two baby tawnies who were successfully raised and released. They still visit regularly, perching in the cherry tree which overlooks our smart new owl aviary and hooting to their old friends.

Three rooks were successfully raised and released, plus Byzantia from last year once she had a full set of new feathers. Blackberry, who came from the Swaffham rookery in May, will be unable to go forth until next year due to poor feathers. Fortunately she has formed a very close bond with Dizzy the kookaburra!

Clark Kent and Lana Lang, our two non flying rooks, continue to enjoy a happy and settled routine together.

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