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Fully Fledged (2012)

Posted by merlintherook on September 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM

This year we had 4 early rook releases, Shelby from our own rookery, Sanchez from a neighbouring village, and 2 more from Lincolnshire. 

They all spent several weeks living in the cherry tree next to the farmhouse, and then gradually integrated with the flock.

Joining house rooks Clark & Lois, we have Krypto, who was found in a bramble bush looking very poorly indeed. He was not expected to survive, but against all odds he has, and although unable to fly he has a happy, permanent home here at the Rookery with Clark, Lois & Dizzy the Kookaburra.   A lovely little jackdaw came to us from Em and after a short spell in the aviary, quickly made friends with the local jackdaws and was able to go forth, she still visits occasionally.

Three very scruffy young rooks were brought in from Lincolnshire for release, but one couldn't fly at all and the other two had very poor wing feathers, So they were taken in by Pact Animal Sanctuary, who have a wonderful new wildlife department where they have settled in to their spacious aviary with gulls and pigeons as next door neighbours.

Whiffler the owl is often heard and even occasionally glimpsed in the dark around the garden hooting & hunting and doing what owls do!

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