Weston’s Grand Pier welcomes feathered friends

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 March 2018

Secret World bird handler Jenny with Star the tawny owl.

Secret World bird handler Jenny with Star the tawny owl.

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Birds of prey will make some flying visits to Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier this year to meet visitors.

Five birds looked after by animal rescue charity Secret World will be shown to visitors on April 14, May 12 and August 11.

They include a kestrel, barn owls, a tawny owl and a Bengalese eagle owl, which are all too tame to be released back into the wild.

Laura Durrant, Secret World’s community and regular giving officer, said the events were important fundraising opportunities for the organisation.

She said: “We are really looking forward to meeting visitors to the pier, showing them our beautiful birds of prey and telling them more about what we do here at Secret World.

“Raising money is crucial to our survival, as looking after the 5,000 plus animals we take in every year is an expensive business.

“We rely on the generosity of the public to raise money for us, to ensure that these animals receive the best possible care, and are given a second chance back in the wild.”

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