Raptor centre's new home

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 September 2012

Eragon the Golden Eagle with sponsor

Eragon the Golden Eagle with sponsor

A FALCONRY centre made homeless by the closure of its former base has found a new residence.

The Banwell Falconry and Raptor Centre had been forced to move after its previous home at the Blagdon Water Gardens closed.

But it has now moved to Smallway in Congresbury after being sponsored by local firm Fountain Timber.

All of the 38 birds, which include falcons, eagles, hawks and owls, at the centre are now on show at the centre.

Fountain Timber managing director Steven Sutton said: “Not only did we want to support a well-loved local attraction that found itself in trouble through no fault of its own but we could see the benefits, particularly to children by educating them about the lives and habitat of these magnificent birds.”

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