Thursday, 23 September 2021

Pirds of prey delight care home residents

RESIDENTS at Watlington and District Nursing Home came face-to-face with birds of prey

RESIDENTS at Watlington and District Nursing Home came face-to-face with birds of prey.

The Wings of Freedom charity visited the Sanctuary home in Hill Road with snowy, barn and eagle owls as well as a Harris hawk.

The care team and residents were allowed to hold the winged visitors under the close supervision of bird specialist Colin Sutherland.

Mr Sutherland gave a talk about the different species and some birds were allowed to fly around the activities room.

Karen Hilton, the home's activities leader, 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."

Resident Evelyn Jordan, 97, said: "The birds were wonderful. I loved seeing them, holding them and hearing all about them - the visit from Colin really brightened my day."

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