Thursday, 25 February 2010

Horrible Weather

What a horrible two days it has been. Wet slushy snow, very cold wind, just miserable. Well at least we could get things done inside. The hospital birds were cleaned out, and the hospital disinfected, not that this doesn't happen regularly, just that we can take our time.

The really good news is that the Buzzard with the wounded wing is progressing well. Primary feathers are starting to grow, as well as covert feathers. I just hope the flesh is strong enough to hold them. His wing is starting to look like a wing again, full of "stuble".

I have commented before about how much whiter a Buzzard's underwing appears when there is snow on the ground. I had a real good view today, one of the resident wild Buzzards flew over the centre, riding on the wind. It seemed to take ages to glide over, and I was standing directly underneath, up to my ankles in slush, and dodging huge snowflakes.

The centre now has 43 fans on "Facebook". Not bad considering it has only been on a few weeks.

I just hope we get a break with this weather. No one wants to venture out when it is like this. Luckily, we have had a few education visits to keep the pennies coming in. Never mind, it will soon be Spring ?

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