Blue and Yellow Macaws
These macaws have been free-flying in Kirkby Stephen for well over 25 years. They return at night to a place of safety. There is a charity trust fund which pays out up to £ 10,000 each year for damage done to chimneys. There are also Scarlet Macaws, the hybrid and some African parrots.
The blue-and-yellow macaw, also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest and woodland of tropical South America.