Coombe Martin Wildlife Park

Coombe Martin Wildlife Park 

We recently spent a short holiday in Coombe Martin North Devon.   Not far from where we were staying was this Wilde Life Park.  

It was opened in 1986 after being uninhabited and over grown for 10 years,   The House, Higher Leigh Manor was at one time owned by an order of Nuns, and during the last war was home to evacuee children from London. It is reputed to have a number of ghosts, whose presence has been felt by many over the years 

  

 

The Butterfly house was fascinating, to be able to see these beautiful creatures up close and get some photos, the keepers opened the hatching chamber for us and we witnessed a new butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
 

We moved on to the Falconry display, and watched an array of birds flying, including Barn Owls and Harris Hawks, I ended up with a Kookaburra sitting on my head, a photo of which will follow!  

 

This is the Harris Hawk

 

And this is a Tawny Eagle, See the album for lots more photos.  

 
I do hope you have enjoyed my little tour around this park, I have more tales from the places we visited in Devon but this was one one of the best days out, more soon
 
 
Suki x
 
 
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About brentwoodprop

Just loving life, carrying my camera and searching for beauty!
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16 Responses to Coombe Martin Wildlife Park

  1. trevor says:

    Fantastic photo’s!!!

  2. Dusty says:

    Those pics are brill – some of my fav things….butterflies and hawks.  Tell me more about the toy boy too !!  Want one.  Promise to get some more stuffon my space soon.
    Om Shanti
    d
    x
     

  3. Magick says:

    Welcome back.  Those are beautiful pictures……It sounds like you had a wonderful time.  I hope the Kookaburra didn’t do a no-no on your head…lol.
    Hugs…..Diane.

  4. Longfella says:

    Enjoyed your pics and description–must make a note of that place.Pleased you had a good holiday. Cheers

  5. Marie says:

    Welcome back!!
    Wow!! The butterflies are so colorful.   You must have had a lot of fun! I look forward to seeing the photo of you with the Kookaburra on your head ~smiles~.
    I enjoyed the tour with you.  Thank you!!
    Hugs, Marie

  6. Magick says:

    Hi there:  Thanks for leaving me an instant message.  I’ve had so many people message and email me today, telling me that they can’t get into my space.  I can’t even get into my own space right now.  Don’t know why.  I did a virus scan and everything is okay…so it’s not being caused by a virus.  It’s been like that for two days now…..very frustrating.
    Hugs….Diane.

  7. SIMON says:

    hI SUE, I HAVE REALLY MESSED MY PC UP, I AS YET CANNOT USE MY INSTANT MESSENGER, SO I CANNOT TALK TO ANYBODY, I RAN A RESTORE PROGRAM, AND WISH I NEVER DID, IM WORKING ON IT BUT,MAY TAKE TIME TO SORT OUT. GET IT SORTED SOON I HOPE LV SI xx

  8. SIMON says:

    good, news, ive got my instant messenger up and running again, just like normal, so i can be in touch with the world once again, thank god for that, as i got a bit worried there, loads of love from simon XXXXXXXXXX

  9. Tani says:

    Love the butterfly shots,great work.They on’t stay put long.Good to see you again,back from holiday I see,looks like you had fun.

  10. Marie says:

    I came by to see if you had posted the promised photo, but it is not up yet so you must be busy catching up on matters that have piled up while you were on your holiday.
    Hugs, Marie

  11. Lenny says:

    Hello susan thank  you for taking the time to talk to  me please apologise to simon  for me  as i think i have upset him  thanks lenny

  12. none says:

    Your butterfly pictures are lovely!
    I was just passing by…
    I´LL be back for more!
    take care

  13. none says:

    Hi Susan, how sorry I am that I did´nt see your site
    before… other wise it would of been nice to meet you
    and show you the Island, yes I did see your pics and of course
    I know the places…
    When I saw the Orchids I found them very familiar….but, didnt think
    they were from Madeira, what a small world.
    Well maybe there will be a next time, i see you also love flowrers
    so you should come during the flower Festival its a paradise!
    I have pics only of the flowers from this years show… have a look.
    The others are the normal every day flowers. I will be adding a list
    of endemic flowers when I have a chance. By the way did you do
    any walking on the Island or just by car?
    Take care
    Lobélia

  14. jennifer says:

    like ur site

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