Danny is our resident wild bird expert. After learning of his passion for birds it seemed only natural that he should become our wild bird and home farming trainer as well as wild bird advisor to staff. As a Member of the Kent Ornithological Society, a lifelong member of the RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trust, he has helped conduct a wide range of environmental and commercial bird surveys involving both land and seabird populations, and is an experienced bird ringer (bander) and was once a self-confessed ‘Twitcher’ with a UK bird list of over 400 species. There is certainly no doubt that Danny knows his birds.
His wild bird sessions are injected with humor and knowledge which get staff engaging, enabling them to get the most out of their time with him. Danny works hard to ensure our staff are able to provide friendly and helpful advice on making the most of nature as well as supporting Britain’s wild bird population. He also sends weekly hints and tips to our stores to keep staff up to date with their wild bird knowledge.
Danny also takes the lead with our treatments and medicines training sessions. At Pets Corner we offer a wide variety of treatments from parasites to joint care. Danny ensures our staff are knowledgeable on each of these subject areas to provide helpful and friendly advice.
Danny has a house full of pets, currently owning: 4 Crested Geckos (Snap, Crackle, Pop and Jason), a Bearded Dragon (Bruce), a Herman’s tortoise (Shelly), 2 Rats (Pinky & Brain), 2 Gerbils (Scratch & Sniff), a Syrian hamster (Pudding), a Chilean rose tarantula (Rosie) and a pair of Oscars (Butch & Sundance). All apart from the geckos are rescues.