Thursday, March 14, 2013

Flying Can-openers

Today's Guardian Country Diary is about Kirkby Stephen's famous macaws, that can often be seen on the rooftops of this Cumbrian market town.

These spectacular birds originally belonged to a local farmer and conservationist called John Strutt, who died a couple of years ago. You can read all about this remarkable man and his amazing free-range parrots by visiting this web site.

There's also more about him here.


  1. I had never heard of these. Thanks I'll keep an eye out.

  2. I shall be looking out for these next time I'm up that way Phil. Thanks for sharing!