A collection of birds have shown off their talons when they made a flying visit to a Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater.
Residents and the team at The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive enjoyed animal therapy sessions when they welcomed visitors of the flying and feathered variety when local charity Sharandys Birds of Prey flew in for a visit.
Close encounters with magnificent birds
The bird enthusiasts ‘cooed’ over a handful of beautiful owls, including snowy and barn, as well as enjoying a hands-on experience where residents and the team were allowed to hold and pet the winged visitors.
Special handlers on the day also took the Mayfield Drive home, which offers nursing care and dementia care, on a whistle-stop tour of all the different species of birds, sharing interesting facts and answering any questions.
An animal therapy hit!
91-year-old resident Gladys Bunch said: “All the birds were lovely and so beautiful – it was great to have them visit.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Andree Chandler added: “Our residents love any form of animal therapy and the birds were no exception.
“The owls were magnificent and many of the residents were mesmerized and couldn’t wait to pet them. Sharandys Birds of Prey were very generous and even took the owls to some of the residents’ bedrooms – it was a perfect afternoon and was enjoyed by all.”
About Sharandys Birds of Prey
Sharandys Birds of Prey provide a hands-on experience in a one-to-one setting or in group sessions, as well as running a number of birds of prey courses, which all provide the opportunity to handle, meet and fly with their beautiful bird collection.