Our Aim is to educate through experiance, by bringing our birds close up the people to bring better understanding of the ongoing conservation of birds of prey & why we need to nurture and care for them. Rehabiltate wild injured or sick birds of prey & to preserve the history & heritage of Falconry.
Minimising stress is the prerequisite of effective first aid - more birds are killed by shock than by their injuries! So, whatever you do, swift action is a prime necessity as any delay increases stress.
Many ‘orphaned’ Owls are not usually orphaned at all - they may be just in the process of testing their wings; known as branching out! Fledglings tend to spread out and away from their nests long before they can actually fly - this prevents overcrowding in the nest as the youngsters grow rapidly, and is nature’s way of helping to minimise any threat to the entire clutch from predators. But, many young birds lose their footing during these first explorations and fall to the ground.
Birds of Prey or scientifically know as Raptor's are the
apex predator of the bird world, living of an all meat
diet, they are 100% carnivorous!! Feeding on a whole rang prey fromother birds, insects & rodents all the way up to deer andeven monkeys. Keeping them at the top of their game they have evolveda whole array of adaptations from their sharp beaks, to their sharp eyesight all the way down to their extremely shape talons!
These donations make a real difference to the funding that goes into the care of wild usually injured/weak birds of prey bought in to us by the public or taken on from establishments like the RSPCA for aftercare.
Owls are a specialised group of birds that belong to the order Strigiforms, that have been on our planet for over 60 million years. They have large facial disk, with for forward facing eyes, round heads & hooked bill. Here in the Uk we have 6 native spieces of Owl, mainly resident but other are nomadic with one spieces not even registered as a British Spieces.
By giving support to our nest box project y0u are giving a homeless bird of prey somewhere to live & contributing to the enviromental survey of suitable habitats, the construction, erection & monitoring of nest boxes.
Becoming part of our nest box project costs only £40.00 a year & when you join you will be added to our nest box newsletter where you will receive emails throughout the year on what is going on with within the project.