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Tropical Birdland
« on: August 08, 2010, 04:30:41 PM »

we had a visit to birdland in leicster, it seemed a lovely place, very natural settings and no over crowded aviaries, heres a few pics we took































































save the best till last, these pair were absoloutly fabulous as we all know they very rare and almost extinctthe info plaque said  :cry2:










No they wernt very tame and with upto 72lbs of preasure per square inch of beak thank god for the small netting  :whistle:




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Re: Tropical birdland
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 04:33:22 PM »

Georgeous Photos, Love the bright blue one at the end
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Re: Tropical birdland
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 04:38:21 PM »

Great photos Mandy!!  It just pulls your heart strings to see all those birds there but sounds like they are in a lovely place   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 04:45:52 PM »

Brilliant pics as usual Mand  :thumbsup:
Totally jealous that you have all these places near you  :nerner:
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 04:53:01 PM »

Nikki this place was no where near as overcrowded as the one in boston, a lot of them were just in pairs and had a huge aviary to themselves, and also the biggest part were allowed out into the actual woodland, it just seemed a better place somehow  :thumbsup:

Bob they're not actually near us as such this one took around an hr travelling. the boston one takes around twice that time
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Re: Tropical birdland
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 05:09:07 PM »

wow great pics mandy, did you and your family enjoy it there?
i envy you seeing some hyacinth macaws in the flesh, i would love too :biggrin:
is this place part of that parrot sanctuary group what you went to last time ?
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Re: Tropical birdland
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 05:13:45 PM »

Angie im not sure if its part of the national parrot trust or not
heres a link to the web site
http://tropicalbirdland.co.uk/
we did have a good day and wil return again one day
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 05:17:54 PM »

Great pics Mandy. Those Macaws look amazing. That poor wee "oven ready" african grey looks a bit sorry for himself but the rest of the birds look really happy. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 05:20:27 PM »

the little oven ready grey was quite friendly and was actualy sat out in the open with all the rest of the free flying birds  :thumbsup:
but yeah he does look like he feels sorry for himself xx
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 05:21:22 PM »

So glad he's getting attention. I'm a sucker for the wee sad cases.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010, 07:50:22 PM »

aww they are gorgous birds that bald grey has pulled on my heart strings xxxx
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Re: Tropical birdland
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010, 07:59:32 PM »

I go there quite a lot living in leicester, you should of popped in Mandy.
The thing that bugs me about this place is the fact that some of the aviaries are really shabby yet last year they had the new cafe built when there was nothing wrong with the old one.
I think they have prioritised there money wrong.
I do know though that  they are absolutely amazing care of the  parrots, infact its where Mojo goes on his hols :)
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 08:02:49 PM »

Brilliant pictures. Love the pics of the Hyacinths.
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Re: Tropical birdland
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 08:15:32 PM »

I didn't know Hyacinth Macaws are nearly extinct! Has anyone been to Birdworld in Farnham? Its a great day out! I've always wondered why the birds out in the open dont fly away!
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 08:17:01 PM »

Joe I wondered the exact same thing.  Maybe some of them can't fly because they have their wings clipped?
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Re: Tropical Birdland
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2010, 02:20:51 PM »

great pics! I love it up there, try to go at least once a year. I tend to take my dad with me who loves the lorries....every year they are strait on him as soon as we get into the open free flight area.
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2010, 05:56:34 PM »

Mandy they look great, you are good sharing your pics with us. I also wanted that Grey.
Looks nice place.
 Suppose they rebuilt the Cafe to get the punters to spend money to finance the birds.

If it was me, I would see to the birds needs first. though.  :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2010, 10:49:34 AM »

it is indeed a lovely place and the birds seem realy content.
the grey is either new or hes been promoted  :rofl: cos he wernt out free when i went in the sdpring.

the free birds have got their wings clipped, they can fly from tree to tree, up to and down from a tree but they are clipped enough to stop them leaving the vicinity of the park.

i chatted to one of the keepers when i was there, he was telling me 75% of their birds are ex pets which is why so many are so tame. he also told me how often they have to clikmb trees o get new parrots down when theyr first let out  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: they fly up there there are scared to fly down.

each to their own, i saw pictures from the parrot sanctuary and the aviaries were packed, i wasnt sure if it was normal to the birds, cruel or acceptable, but then i saw a dead bird on the floor and it put me off, but tropical birdland i thought is great! heres me with one of them...
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2010, 07:55:00 PM »

Ali me and my partner thought the same about the difference in the 2 places, we thought the tropical bird land was a lot more natural settings and the birds are not so much in over crouded aviarys
we wil go again im sure  :thumbsup:
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