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Wren Birds Of Prey Visits Residents At Local Care Home

Ashchurch View care home in Ashchurch, near Tewkesbury has had some very unusual visitors, Avalon, Mumbles and Saxon!

Residents and their families at Ashchurch View were fascinated to meet and hear all about these magnificent birds. Jenny from Wren Birds of Prey, based in Gloucestershire, who bought along the amazing birds is a font of knowledge and has years of experience in training the birds.

Mumbles is an Indian Eagle Owl, with her striking orange eyes is a fantastic 18 years of age, in the wild the average life expectancy would only be about 10 years. Avalon is a falcon distinctive as they wear a hood to keep them calm, once removed Avalon became very vocal and was getting ready to catch his prey! Finally we met Saxon a buzzard bred in captivity.

Sarah Walker, Activities Coordinator arranged the visit and said “Our residents have really enjoyed their unusual visitors today. We often go out on trips in the minibus but having animals come into the home is fun and something all our residents can enjoy especially as some are unable to go out. We are always looking for new activities for the residents and today we have seen the seen the enjoyment and the therapeutic influence animals can have on people. It was amazing how calm the birds were with the residents”

 

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