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Leeds Castle News01 May 2020

The birds of Leeds Castle had their very own special message to the NHS and key workers

Leeds Castle’s peacocks, swans, ducks, geese and birds of prey had their very own special message of thanks to the NHS and all key workers for this Thursday’s #ClapForCarers. This week Leeds Castle recorded the noises of the beautiful birds to make a fitting video of support for their hard work and dedication. The video is available to view below.

The estate home to an abundance of wildlife throughout the 500 acre estate of Leeds Castle. Woodland, parkland and large lakes fed by the River Len provide natural habitats attracting large numbers of wildfowl and common woodland birds all year round. The woodland areas of the Princess Alexandra Gardens are the most likely places to see woodland birds such as nuthatches, jays, great spotted woodpeckers and even sparrow-hawks.

The larger lakes provide shelter and food to flocks of swans, geese and ducks and provide ideal breeding ground in the spring and summer months. The Moat and Great Water are home to the Castle’s famous black swans which have become synonymous with the estate and form part of Leeds Castle’s logo.

Leeds Castle’s Bird of Prey Centre is home to over 30 birds from different countries around the world ranging from the European Eagle Owl to the Russian Steppe Eagle and the Laughing Kookaburras from Australia.

You can now adopt one of our beautiful birds for a whole year. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, attended one of our experiences previously or you just love birds in general then this is just for you!

By choosing to adopt a bird you will be contributing towards their life with us. Your donation will help us to continue the high standards of welfare, cover the costs of feeding the birds with good quality food, help towards any medical bills and also maintain the aviaries they live in. For further information please visit:

Check Leeds Castle’s social media channels every Thursday at 8pm for a new message of support as the nation comes together in appreciation.