Residents loved their talon show

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RESIDENTS at a city care home got a surprise as a number of birds of prey made a flying visit last week.

The birds made the visit to Sanctuary Care’s Caton House Nursing Home for the elderly on Tuesday, April 5.

The display included a Chilean Blue Eagle, a Kestrel, two Australian Boobook Owls called Bruce and Sheila and a Snowy Owl similar to Harry Potter’s pet Hedwig.

The residents of the Bletchley care home were allowed to get up close and even hold the birds under the trained supervision of trained staff from the Birds of Prey Centre in Bedfordshire.

They were given a talk by expert falconers about the different species of birds of prey and some of the feathered visitors were allowed to fly around the activities room.

Manager of Caton House, Donna Stewart, said: “The residents here absolutely loved seeing the birds close up.

“The Kestrel was flying around the room. They really are impressive, majestic creatures and it was a real treat for us to have them here.”