Neophema chrysostoma (Blue-winged Parrot)
The majority of the parks birds have been enjoying free flight for many years during the parks opening hours. Even those in cages during the day are allowed to roam in the evening. We find that the animals always return – they just prefer a little freedom to keep them mentally and physically motivated, much like we do!
Parrots are social birds; they pair bond and will move in flocks and groups. Although these groups split and regroup with other birds, a bonded pair will stay together. The majority of our birds have a mate and we continue to introduce breeding partners to birds who lose mates through age. A lot of our birds have been donated to the park by the public who do not realise the problems that can occur when trying to keep exotic parrots as family pets.
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park is also a haven for indigenous species including House Martins, Tree creepers, Goldcrests, Bullfinches, Chaffinches, Blue tits, Coal tits, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrushes and Both Great spotted and Green Woodpeckers. All these and more can be seen around the grounds and gardens.