PHOTOS: Animal charity hosts open day

PUBLISHED: 13:00 08 October 2018

Mojo the Bengal Eagle Owl at Avon Owls open day.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Mojo the Bengal Eagle Owl at Avon Owls open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Animal enthusiasts turned out in numbers at the weekend to get up close and personal with a range of cute creatures.

Open day at Avon Owls in Banwell.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONOpen day at Avon Owls in Banwell. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Avon Owls, in Banwell, hosted an open day on Sunday, with a sizeable crowd enjoying learning about the centre’s birds of prey.

The star attractions at the open day were a pair of new additions – spectacled owls named Mokka and Cream.

Expert volunteers were on hand to share their insight on the birds and how to handle them.

The charity, which rescues birds before re-homing or releasing them into the wild, is home to 40 creatures.

Open day at Avon Owls in Banwell.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONOpen day at Avon Owls in Banwell. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

And the organisation has plans to expand, with a growing need to recruit more volunteers.

Avon Owls is also raising money to buy a new base as its current home, in Whitley Head, is too small for its needs.

For more on the charity, visit www.avonowls.org







































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