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Are they still there?I haven't been that way for years.

I used to love going there as a kid to see all the exotic birds and pheasants.

This is from 2003...Don't know if it was still being used or not.

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I called on Arnot Hill park for the first time in years and was amazed to see a cracking aviary on there.Quite a new building dunno when it was built.Nothing over exotic in there...budgies,cockatiels,canary's and a few zebra finches.But very well set out with a water feature.

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I'm glad to see they had the sense to make it scum proof with fancy steel gates for after hours.

Paul.

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"Cocky" the Sulpher Crested Cockatoo. Died in around 1968 and is buried in one of the aviaries in quite a fancy lump of concrete ,I well remember going there as a kid and getting him to say 'hello'

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I wonder if the frequency of Aviaries in parks in the Nottingham area has anything to do with the coal mining in the area. Everybody knows that miners used canaries to detect carbon monoxide, but a large number of them also had budgies or pigeons!

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I wonder if the frequency of Aviaries in parks in the Nottingham area has anything to do with the coal mining in the area. Everybody knows that miners used canaries to detect carbon monoxide, but a large number of them also had budgies or pigeons!

I've also known a handful of lads who've kept finches too. Lovely little things.

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I've also known a handful of lads who've kept finches too. Lovely little things.

As a very young lad Iiving in Bilborough my next door neighbour bred Budgies.

Instead of killing the runts of the litter so tp speak my mum use to have them off him hence saving their necks being twisted.

Fifteen years ago I had two Budgies both of them died while my lad was looking after them while I and the wife were on holiday.

Since then I have never had any more but would fancy a cock-or-two now.....lol

Bip.

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I wonder if the frequency of Aviaries in parks in the Nottingham area has anything to do with the coal mining in the area. Everybody knows that miners used canaries to detect carbon monoxide, but a large number of them also had budgies or pigeons!

Sounds like a reasonable theory,Limey.

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The Arboreatum aviary is certainly still there.

Believe there is also an aviary in Woodthorpe Grange Park as well as Arnot Hill?

My husband swears that he saw terrapins in the arbouretum pond a couple of years back

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My husband swears that he saw terrapins in the arbouretum pond a couple of years back

I don't know a lot about collieries, but I do know they never took these things down t'pit

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Believe there is also an aviary in Woodthorpe Grange Park as well as Arnot Hill?

There isn't an aviary at Woodthorpe but there are some carp in the Tropical House. :smile:

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