On Sunday 1 December, a group of Remove and Lower Four girls travelled to Millets Farm Falconry for an enrichment activity to learn about owls and falcons and to have a chance to see them up close.
The girls took part in a handling workshop, where they had the chance to have a bird fly from one girls arm to another while learning about how they survive in the wild. The first group handled a Perlin (pictured); a hybrid between a Peregrine Falcon and a Merlin. This tiny bird moves quickly and can reach speeds over 200 miles per hour! The other group handled a young Asian Brown Wood Owl. The fantastic display held afterwards included a very clever Striated Caracara, a beautiful European Eagle-Owl, and many more birds of prey flying overhead and even catching food in mid-air!