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Meet The Birds

Meet the Birds here at The Coniston Hotel.

Meet The Birds

Meet The Birds

  • Meet Ash, a White Faced Scops Owl.
  • In the wild Ash's diet would consist of : insects, like moths, crickets, beetles, scorpions, and spiders. Ash would also hunt small birds and reptiles, as well as rodents and shrews.
  • Ash's natural habitat is Dry woodland forest, savannah with scattered trees in Northern and Central Africa . 
  • To protect their eyes, Owls are equipped with 3 eyelids. 
  • White-faced scops owls are territorial, and can be aggressive when outsiders intrude near their nests.
Meet Bombadil, a Bengalese Eagle Owl.
  • In the wild Bombadil can be found on hills living in rocky scrub forest throughout their range which covers the Southern tip of Asia.
  • Their diet consits of Rodents and smaller birds. 
  • The Height of the Owl is 50 - 65 cm
  • Their main threat comes from habitat destruction through its range when people are destroying the woodland and grassland surrounding their rocky nest site for development, which is making food more difficult to find for these birds in some parts of its range.
  • Average lifespan of 20 Years
Meet Bella, our Peruvian Striped Owl.
  • Length: 30-38 cm
  • Wingspan: 76-94 cm
  •  By day the Striped owl roosts in dense foliage of small trees or shrubs, sometimes on the ground beneath vegetation cover
  • Prey includes spiny rats, rice rats, cavies, bats and opossums
  •  Bella prefers open or semi-open grassland and savannas with scattered trees, small groves and bushes.
  • Length 30-38 cm
  • Wing length 228-294 mm
  • Weight 320-556g
  • Females are heavier than males

Meet Mrs B, our Gyr Falcon

  • Gyrfalcons are often found in areas with cliffs, rocky coasts, rivers, coastal tundras and edges of forests.
  • They can live for 13 years in the wild, 19 years in captivity.
  • Length: 50-60 cm
  • Wingspan: 110-128 cm
  •  They hunt their prey using aerial dives and swoops, reaching great speeds well over 180 km/h.
  • The gyrfalcon eats mostly other birds and small mammals
Meet Frodo, our Caracara.
  • Length: 49-58 cm
  • Wingspan: 120 cm
  • Weight: 1050-1300 gr
  • Lifespan of  up to 9 years
  • Caracara prefers dry open areas, with scarce vegetation and some trees, like pastures, savannahs and river edges. It can be found sometimes in forests and marshes.
  • Caracara feeds mainly on carrion, but also on insects, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and eggs.
Meet Dory and Beau, our European Eagle Owl.
  • White Tailed Sea Eagles are the fourth largest species of eagle in the world
  • White Tailed Sea Eagles have a wingspan of over 8 feet
  • The young birds are generally brown all over and take 5 or 6 years to gain their full adult plumage.
  • Weigh around 2.7 kg
  • The European Eagle Owl has a length of between 58 – 71 cm
Meet Laura, Nina, Safron, Bucky, Roger and Gromit, our Harris Hawks.
  • Harris Hawks weigh around 710g to 1,020g
  • 46cm to 76cm long
  • wingspan can be 100cm to 120cm.
  • The female is usually around 40% bigger in size.
  • Their diet consists mainly of small mammals, such as jackrabbits, rats and mice, but they will also take birds and lizards
Meet Barny, our Barn Owl.
  • The barn owl was voted Britain’s favourite farmland bird by the public in an RSPB poll in July 2007. 
  • Historically, the barn owl was Britain’s most common owl species, but today only one farm in about 75 can boast a barn owl nest.
  • The barn owl can fly almost silently. This enables it to hear the slightest sounds made by its rodent prey hidden in deep vegetation while it’s flying up to three metres overhead.
  • The barn owl’s heart-shaped face collects sound in the same way as human ears. Its hearing is the most sensitive of any creature tested.
  • It’s not uncommon for barn owl chicks in the nest to feed each other. This behaviour is incredibly rare in birds.
Meet Gengis, our Golden Eagle.
  • Golden Eagles have a life span of about 15 years
  • They feed on Birds & mammals
  • The Golden Eagle can be found in Mountainous areas of Europe; in Britain occurs mainly in remote areas of Scotland.
  • Have a wingspan 200 - 220cm
  • Weight 3 - 6kg

Meet Boris, our Russuan Steppes Eagle.

  • The Steppes Eagle can live up to 30 years in the wild,  and in captivity up to 40 years
  • The main diet of the steppe eagle during the summer consists of small mammals, especially gophers and suslik (small squirrels), but also small birds, insects and reptiles.
  • During the winter months the steppe eagle will migrate to warmer climates.

Meet Splash, our White Tailed Sea Eagle.

  • They can live 36 years in the wild, 50 years in captivity. 
  • The white-tailed eagle is the largest UK bird of prey.
  • A rare breeding bird which was previously confined to the west coast of Scotland, though a reintroduction programme is taking place in east Scotland.
  • Has a length of 65 to 95 cm.
  • Weighs 3 to 7 kg
  • White-tailed Eagles can reach speeds up to 70km per hour

Meet Batty, our African Eagle.

  • African Eagles pend 8-9 hours each day in the air looking for food
  • Their diet includes antelope, mice, birds, snakes, carrion, lizards and especially road kills.
  • Their habitat ranges over most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert where there is no thick forest

Meet Storm, our Female Red Tailed Hawk.

  • Red-Tailed Hawks are skilled hunters who put their keen eye-sight to good use. They prefer to perch high above the ground to seek out their prey and can often be seen on telephone poles and wires and in the tree tops.
  • In an attempt to avoid predators, the Red-Tailed Hawk builds its nest, which will be used for many years to come, high in the trees. It is made of a combination of sticks, leaves and bark.
  • The Red-Tailed Hawks have a wingspan of about 4 feet 
  • Storm is considerably bigger, heavier and more aggressive than the male bird.

Meet Ghost our GoShawk 

  • The northern goshawk inhabits mature woodland, both coniferous and deciduous, from lowlands into mountainous, subalpine areas.
  • Goshawk has a wingspan of 35 to 50 inches.
  • Ghost can reach speeds of 61 miles per hour.
  • Goshawks are very aggressive when they take care of their chicks. Female will attack all intruders (including humans) 
  • Goshawk can survive up to 19 years in the wild.

To find out more, call us on 01756 748080 or email us at info@theconistonhotel.com

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