Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Harewood Bird Garden


Harewood Bird Garden, in the grounds of Harewood House, is home to over 90 species of exotic and endangered birds, including these colourful Chilean flamingos, busily preening.  It is closely involved in conservation work in the UK and abroad.  One of the success stories has been the re-introduction of Red Kites into lowland Yorkshire.  First released on the Harewood Estate in 1999, there are now more than 300 birds in the area.  They are a wonderful sight soaring around the grounds (see Leeds Daily Photo for a picture of one).

The Bird Garden has a collection of penguins too, and daily feeding time is a sure-fire hit with little children - my daughter used to love going to watch them.  They are such sweet comical little things.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds.
    Great work done in the big garden.
    Have a great day Jenny.
    Costas

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  2. It's years since I saw a red kite. It's good that they are becoming more numerous.

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  3. Hard to imagine it's in England!
    Nice scene!

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  4. What a surprise to see pictures of flamingos on your blog! Such beautiful (in an odd way) birds!

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  5. I was so lucky to have watched thousands of these beautiful birds at the Rift Lakes in Africa! Wonderful photo, Jenny!

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  6. Great shot Jenny, look at those colors...
    Love the shimmering reflections too!

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  7. When I first saw this picture it looked just like one of those lovely vintage bird prints. Really beautiful image! ~Lili

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  8. It looks like a fascinating place and it's avery nice photo.

    Bucks County is in south east Pennsylvania on the border of New Jersey. I've lived here for just over a year and I'm loving it. :)

    I watched some travel shows and looked at some of your photos and I'd like to see Saltaire and other parts of the north of England someday.

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  9. Fascinating place to say the least.

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  10. I too was surprised to see flamingos on your site. Even more perplexed with the mention of red kites... skipped over to Leed's and yes, now that was a kite! Thought I was getting confused... an overworked mind, Jenny... never mind... :-D

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  11. Lovely birds and an even lovelier photo, Jenny. Well captured and presented.

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