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.