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For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
Rainy days are a little different for us at the Bird Show, because it means our shows might be cancelled.
Today I took a look at something quite unexpected, ‘Angus’ the Rufous Owl had laid an egg. No, he hadn’t defied the odds and become the first male to take on the hatching role. He, we discovered, is actually a she, and has now been renamed ‘Agnes’.
Last Friday was an interesting day for the Bird Show crew.
Angus is a Rufous Owl, and up until recently, was one of the stars of our QBE Free-Flight Bird Show.
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
You may have watched the Bird Show before and seen Stellar, the Black Kite, or Dixie, the Whistling Kite, but hopefully you’ll soon be able to see our newest addition, Zephyr, the Brahminy Kite.
After our Bird Show, it is not uncommon that people will come down and ask us just how we train our birds. How do we get them to display their amazing behaviours? And, how is it that they do not fly away? The answer is easy, positive reinforcement.
We had an eventful start to 2011 when our newest Red-tailed Cockatoo, Keer-Jan-Dee, flew away.
In case you don’t know who I am yet, I’m Brendan, a bird trainer from Taronga Zoo, who has spent the last 10 months on a keeper exchange to Toronto Zoo, Canada.

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