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Our Birds

  • Great Grey Owl

    Willow

    Willow was born in summer 2014 and is a fantastic flying bird. He is a bit cheeky and clumsy – and always very vocal – so naturally is loved by all our guests.

  • Harris Hawk

    Storm & H

    Our Harris hawks are mischievous and adventurous never missing an opportunity to hunt if they can.Choose a hawk walk if you are brave and want to explore a little as well.

  • Barn Owls

    Wensley & Gary

    Wensley was the first owl baby to be bred with us. She has been reared by our falconer from the second she hatched from her egg. Gary was hand reared from a week old. They are cheeky owls but great fliers. They love people and are always very enthusiastic at flying time.

  • Common Buzzard

    Freya

    Freya is a fairly new addition to the centre and is so far a little shy. Buzzards are mainly scavengers in the wild and can often be seen soaring, or occasionally sitting near roadsides, looking for any roadkill. (Photo credit – Carolyn Farthing Dunn)

  • European Eagle Owl

    Ellie

    Ellie originally came to us from a council estate and was in a poor condition when she first arrived. However, after many years of hard work and rehabilitation, she is now a fantastic flying bird and due to her huge size (6.5lbs) always wows our guests.

  • Steppe Eagle

    Shikari

    Shikari is a huge part of the team. She is the largest bird at the centre and weighs around 8lb 5oz and has roughly a two meter wingspan. Guests can have the chance to handle her on an Eagle Encounter. (Photo credit – Jed Wee)

  • Long Eared Owl

    Leo

    Leo has been at Swinton Park since he was 5 weeks old. Long eared owls are known for being shy, however Leo is anything but …he loves everyone! He is really noisy and his call sounds like a rusty door hinges swinging backwards and forwards. (Photo credit – Jed Wee)

  • Black Barn Owl

    Ash

    Ash is a melanistic barn owl (opposite of albino). Melanistic owls don't usually survive in the wild as their parents reject them, so ash has been hand reared by our falconer from birth. This is a fairly rare bird to see as they only occur one in every hundred thousand.

  • Little owl

    Antony

    A small bird that weighs around 6oz that is native to the UK. Florence Nightingale is known to have had one as a pet! (Photo credit - Jed Wee).

  • Asian Brown Wood Owl

    Neeka

    Neeka is one of our more confident flyers and will happily fly to children. She is also one of our noisier birds so if you walk up to the centre, she will almost certainly greet you with a friendly screech. (Photo Credit - Jed Wee)

  • Falcons

    Amy

    Amy is one of our beautiful falcons she is always keen to say hello

  • Bengal Eagle Owl

    Dougal

    Dougal is a new addition to our team . He is a Bengal eagle owl a very cheeky character who is settling in well.

BIRD OF PREY CENTRE ENQUIRIES

Tel: 01765 680900

Email: enquiries@swintonpark.com