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.

Submitted

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.”

More from Weston Mercury

Bristol Airport’s grand expansion plans have been labelled ‘bonkers’ by councillors concerned by pollution.

Read more

Millions of pounds will be invested into Weston’s Central ward to improve primary care.

Read more

At the end of a busy summer, a Lions club has emptied its wishing pool.

Read more

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects was unveiled this week.

Read more
07:54

Roadworks will begin on the A370 today (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Staff and families raised more than £3,000 at a primary school’s Christmas fair.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A smash hit West End play will visit the Bristol Hippodrome in February.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:38

A pedestrian has been killed in a crash in involving a lorry.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:58

A Mead Vale youngster has sold handmade festive goods to help those who need food over Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A concert featuring some of Weston’s most popular acts will come to the Grand Pier this Christmas.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°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