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, 19:58

A newly-formed choral ensemble will perform festive carols this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston-born composer provided the music for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Shoppers will be able to park in Weston-super-Mare for free in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more
North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:00

Outstanding building projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Weston Museum last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

North Somerset’s two MPs have both pledged their allegiance to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Pupils and teachers from Locking Preschool hosted a Christmas fair at the village hall this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

The winner of this year’s Turnip Prize is a plastic dog on top of a bowl full of jelly.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:58

A decision on whether almost 50 homes will be built on an industrial estate will be made soon.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:23

Planning a wedding? The Royal Hotel’s wedding coordinator Haley Montgomery shares her top tips on winter weddings and more.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Excited children spent the morning making Christingles during a messy church service in Weston.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

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: 5°C

min temp: 2°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