Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Touch screens damaged

The white kite is here most days now. It no longer comes in at the end of the afternoon but instead has the confidence to mix it with the second sitting of red kites. These are generally younger than those that feed at 2pm but are still well up the pecking order so the white kite must be feeling happier in their company.

Two of our touch screens have been damaged in the kite centre. I've managed to persuade one to come back to life but the other was well past saving so we ordered a replacement from hometouchsystems.com.. That was a month ago and it now appears that we are not the only ones to be left waiting for delivery so the card company is working on it. A sign of the times I expect.

We still have the builders working here - its now looking unlikely that the project will be finished within the next month..

Friday, 22 August 2008

White kite chick

Tony Cross turned up here late one night with a red kite chick to rehabilitate. Nothing particularly unusual in that until I saw the bird - a White red kite chick!
It had a cold and a sore throat, and was painfully thin so lots of TLC has been required.

The hand feeding is now making inroads in adding to the weight to the kite but there has also been a need to temper my exclamations (not always successfully) when fingers are bitten..Rain, some of it torrential, has been the order of the day for the past weeks and with it have come problems with hide space and the kites not being to fly for the earlier part of some afternoons. One day this past week it was 5:20 in the afternoon before the weather relented enough to allow the kites to feed. That was an exceptional day and the kites have managed to feed much nearer to 3pm on most days despite the extra weight on their wings.

Most pages on this site now allow anything from 780 to 1004 pixels wide so should work better on a greater variety of screen sizes.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Permission received

Its been a very busy time here so the news page has been quiet for an over long spell but I'm back in front to the screen again.. The kite brought in for rehabilitation has been released here today and a raven that had lost a foot due to being caught up in plastic binder twine on the nest has also been released after a spell in rehab to learn how to fly. It had been unable to exercise its one wing due to being tied to the nest but both wings are now the same size and the bird was able to fly with ease.

We've now received permission to stream video from the rehabilitation aviaries to the kite centre and.. the wireless system is out of action! An engineer is expected this week to repair the remote camera that overlooks the feeding area and he will also see what is required to get the wifi back up and running. Its a Swedish system and is very powerful.. when it works.