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Old Sunday 9th December 2007, 18:51   #1
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After watching the BBC programme, 'Nature of Britain' which showed robins, blackbirds and tits living and breeding those huge 'greenhouses'. So i was wondering wether any migrant birds such as warblers have got in. i suppose the climate in there is perfect all year round for warbler species, so i'd be interested to know what behaviour they might show.
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Old Sunday 9th December 2007, 19:27   #2
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Not related to the main point of your post, but once again the BBC have excelled in the making of a Nature Programme. It's so nice to look at our native wildlife, long may it continue. I'm fed up with Elephants and Lions, long live the Vole.

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Old Sunday 9th December 2007, 19:31   #3
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Alan was in the temperate domes - when I was there early this year I didn't notice anything unusual....but my time was limited as I walked there from Par and got lost.

In the hot domes there are all sorts of non UK birds but a zoo licence was obtained to introduce them and lizards (didn't see any).

Problem with the hot dome is the humidity - a camera isn't going to work until it aclimatizes (if at all) and it's just like being in the jungle - it's tiring.
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After watching the BBC programme, 'Nature of Britain' which showed robins, blackbirds and tits living and breeding those huge 'greenhouses'. So i was wondering wether any migrant birds such as warblers have got in. i suppose the climate in there is perfect all year round for warbler species, so i'd be interested to know what behaviour they might show.
I think I remember reading about something surprising breeding in large numbers in the Botanic Gardens of Wales huge glasshouse - it wasn't anything super rare just the sort of garden bird you don't see in large numbers but I can't remember what.

Shedloads of robins in Eden. When we were there there were two buzzards circling above the biomes in the mist which looked amazing.
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When we were there there were two buzzards circling above the biomes in the mist which looked amazing.
They rely a lot on the Buzzards to keep Gulls away as they peck at the plastic roofing.
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I've seen and photographed Sedge Warbler in the temperate dome, I assume it migrated normally.

Given the obviously non-secure nature of the domes I am surprised there aren't more local records of breeding white-eyes.

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I seen native birds in greenhouses in several different botanical gardens. Kew, for one.
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