Latest News - Chrissie Kelley
21 Jan 2021
Squirrel Appreciation Day 2021|
In this blog Chrissie discusses the history behind the native red squirrel, as well as the fine efforts and achievements made by great friend David Stapleford...
12 Oct 2020
October 2020 – Aviculture|
Our September update highlights the work carried out by the outdoor team in our Wader Aviary, as well as the last ever Corncrake release
4 Jun 2020
May 2020 – Aviculture|
Our Head of Species Management, Chrissie, provides an update on a good brood of shelduck ducklings in the flamingo enclosure. Shelduck being one of the largest and most sociable duck species during breeding season.
22 May 2020
Exciting new hatches|
This week has been exciting with new hatches of flamingo, Eurasian cranes, and the first corncrake chicks, all being reared by their parents with very different rearing strategies, which Chrissie explains.
7 May 2020
Red-crowned cranes at Pensthorpe|
Red-crowned cranes are the rarest species we have here at Pensthorpe. Pensthorpe Conservation Trust have a very special link with the species, thanks to the International Crane Foundation (ICF).
6 May 2020
Early May 2020 – Aviculture|
The wildlife is thriving here at Pensthorpe, with our resident birds and visiting wildlife getting ready to welcome new members of their family. Nesting season is underway here at Pensthorpe, with our flamingos currently sitting on fourteen eggs and two female corncrakes incubating.
24 Apr 2020
Crane population hits record levels|
A joint conservation effort for the UK crane population has yielded impressive results, with a total population now believed to be over 200 birds - a new record.
22 Apr 2020
April 2020 – Aviculture|
Our Head of Species Management, Chrissie, reflects on what April has been like for the aviculture team whilst the nation is on lockdown, along with the projects coming up.
5 Mar 2020
February 2020 – Aviculture|
In this look back on February Chrissie discusses our five-month old Greater Flamingo chick, Hawaiian geese and development work carried out.
6 Feb 2020
January 2020 – Aviculture|
Chrissie reflects on January discussing how two of our wardens attended the the BIAZA Native Species and Field Conservation Conference at Chester Zoo; attending talks on behalf of Pensthorpe Natural Park and the PCT as well as the annual bird count, an important part of our work and a key element of our zoological requirements...
9 Jan 2020
December 2019 – Aviculture|
Chrissie discusses in her look back on December our long-time friend, Professor David Bellamy OBE, as well as the preparations taken for the red squirrels, as we head into a key mating period...
5 Dec 2019
November 2019 – Aviculture|
Our Head of Species Manager, Chrissie, discusses the flamingo chick's progress despite the winter chill, as well as a new addition to our red squirrel family, Iris...
8 Nov 2019
October 2019 – Aviculture|
Our Head of Species Manager, Chrissie, discusses our wonderful wardens, the progress of our flamingo chick, as well as the revamp work carried out in our Wader Aviary...
4 Oct 2019
September 2019 – Aviculture|
Our Head of Species Manager, Chrissie, discusses the exciting new arrivals at Pensthorpe from red squirrel kittens to flamingo chicks, find out more in this look back on September...