The flamingos have now laid nine eggs. Four of which are unfortunately not going to hatch. The remaining five are all ok. The big excitement of today is that this is day 28 of the incubation period. Flamingo eggs normally incubate in 27 – 32 days, so we are expecting the first egg to hatch today or in the next couple of days.
The media have been out for a news item with BBC Look North airing on their 1330hrs news and also this evening at 1830. The Yorkshire Evening Post will also be featuring it tonight or tomorrow.
Did you know that you can Adopt a Bird at Harewood? If you would like to adopt a baby flamingo please call 0113 218 1000. All proceeds from adoption go towards our conservation and research activity. Adopting a Bird doesn’t mean that you can take the bird home, but we’ll acknowledge your adoption with a welcome pack, a plaque on the enclosure and send you a twice yearly ‘Stock Press’ Newsletter, as well as invite you to a summer evenings bird adoption evening.