Birds of prey showed off their talons when they made a flying visit to a Sanctuary Care home in Oxfordshire.
‘Cooing’ over the beautiful birds
The bird enthusiasts ‘cooed’ over a handful of beautiful owls, including snowy, barn and eagle, as well as coming face-to-face with a Harris Hawk.
The Sanctuary Care team and residents in Watlington were allowed to hold the winged visitors while under the close supervision of bird specialist, Colin Sutherland.
Colin took guests on a whistle-stop tour of all the different species of birds and some of the feathered friends were even allowed to fly around the activities room.
Evelyn Jordan, 97 year-old resident, added: “The birds were wonderful. I loved seeing them, holding them and hearing all about them – the visit from Colin really brightened my day!”
Flying visitors into resident’s bedrooms
The home’s activities leader, Karen Hilton, said: “Our residents absolutely love to fuss over and hold animals, so when Wings of Freedom and the lovely birds arrived, the excitement rippled throughout the home!
“Colin was fantastic and was very generous with all our residents – he made sure everyone had time with each of the birds and even visited some of our residents in their bedrooms.”
About Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom is a charity that was set up more than 25 years ago by Colin. The group rehabilitates birds which have been shot, poisoned or injured and takes them into schools and care homes, like Watlington.