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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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).
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)
Amy is one of our beautiful falcons she is always keen to say hello
Dougal is a new addition to our team . He is a Bengal eagle owl a very cheeky character who is settling in well.
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