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

Archant

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







































More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 20:00

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Parking in Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A Somerset village has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to create a community hub after enduring months of problems.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A plan to build futuristic magnet train between Weston and Bristol has been proposed to avoid the creation of a ‘dormitory town the size of Wells’.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

More than 7,500 hoax calls were made to police and ambulance services in Somerset over the past three years.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is set to get a makeover after the town council’s bid for a major Government grant was approved.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:06

A seven-year-old boy was rescued from the mud at Brean after he became stuck while out exploring with his family.

Read more
Brean
Yesterday, 08:00

Replacement play equipment at a Worle park will finally be installed next year.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists