Continuing my trawl through my backlog of pictures for the year, I have come across some photographs of our trip to Birdworld near Farnham in Surrey back in May.
Of course we didn’t really need to go that far to visit a bird park as Birdland is excellent and much nearer to us, being in Bourton-on-the-Water, but we were visiting friends who live literally just a stone’s throw from Birdland, so whilst we were staying with them we thought it was worth a visit.
In fact, it amuses me greatly to see that on the bird table in their garden our friends have hung a sign in the shape of an arrow pointing the way to Birdland just to help their feathered visitors on their way.
Anyway, whilst we were there we were lucky enough to have excellent weather and, on this day in particular, the sky was blue and the sun shone: it was lovely. The journey to Birdworld consisted of a pleasant stroll through Alice Holt Forest and we arrived just in time for the penguin’s feeding time. Who doesn’t like the penguins!
The penguins at Birdworld are Humboldt’s Penguins, hailing from the coastal regions of Chile and Peru. As we arrived it wasn’t just the penguins and the tourists eagerly awaiting feeding time, there were also a number of grey herons, who are apparently regulars and obviously set their clocks to make sure they get the benefit from Birdland’s largess in providing fish too.
This proved to be a great start to a lovely day: I recommend it if you happen to be in the area.