Owl charity hosts open day

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 September 2018

Lee Jennings with Mayo a Bengal eagle owl and Aaron Frost with Pringle another Bengal eagle owl and Rudy 5, Romey 8 and Scott 11
Avon Owls open day at Whitely Head
02,09,18

Lee Jennings with Mayo a Bengal eagle owl and Aaron Frost with Pringle another Bengal eagle owl and Rudy 5, Romey 8 and Scott 11 Avon Owls open day at Whitely Head 02,09,18

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An animal charity which looks after dozens of birds of prey hosted an open day at the weekend, which was enjoyed by a healthy crowd.

Mum Kristen holding Nyra the european eagle owl with daughter Amelia-Lily 6 and Shane and Jade Jenkins
Avon Owls open day at Whitely Head
02,09,18Mum Kristen holding Nyra the european eagle owl with daughter Amelia-Lily 6 and Shane and Jade Jenkins Avon Owls open day at Whitely Head 02,09,18

Avon Owls, in Banwell, opened its doors on Sunday as guests got up close and personal with a range of creatures.

The sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates former pets, abused animals, injured wild birds and abandoned chicks in hope of finding them a new home or safely releasing them into the wild.

Youngsters enjoyed learning about the birds from the charity’s team of expert handlers before posing for pictures.

The organisation is run entirely by volunteers and the event helped the charity raise vital funds, as it continues its efforts to acquire a new, larger base for the sanctuary.

The charity, in Whitely Head, will host its next open day on October 28 from 10am-6pm.

For more information visit www.avonowls.org

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