& bird


Photo by Hans Ollermann (via Flickr)
Roman painting from ancient Pompeii in the Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy.

July 11, 2017 - Davison’s Leaf-warbler or White-tailed Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus intensior or Phylloscopus davisoni)

These warblers are found in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. They eat small invertebrates, mostly foraging alone or in pairs. Breeding from February to May, they build round, ball or dome-shaped nests on or near the ground from grasses, moss, leaves, and other materials.


This young buzzard arrived at the centre recently after being found in a stable not flying. It had been calling repeatedly for its parents but sadly they had not returned.

Whilst showing no physical injuries, it was thin and weak and needed some rest. It was moved into one of our pens and will be released back to the wild when it has recovered and grown up :)