Owls swoop in to meet Fairfield residents

Alan Charlett of Als Owls brought along some of his hand-reared owls to show our residents.

A Fairfield resident holds an owl

We welcomed some unusual feathered visitors to Fairfield this week when Alan Charlett of Als Owls brought along some of his hand-reared owls to show our residents. Alan gave us a fascinating talk about each of the owls that he had with him and told us lots of general owl facts, but the stars of the show were his amazing owls. They arrived in special carrying cases and then sat on a perch before those residents who wanted to hold an owl, donned huge special protective handling gloves so that they could hold them. Residents were able to see the birds close up and to touch and stroke them as they sat quietly on their arms.

Some owls were very big and rather heavy, but there was a smaller one too. Everyone was able to stroke their soft feathers as Alan went round the group.

Jean, one of our residents, said how much she had enjoyed the owl’s visit. “I have never been that close to an owl before and I never thought I’d hold one.” she said, “They are beautiful creatures and Al’s owls were very docile when we held them. I liked their eyes best!”

Thank you Alan and your owls for a most interesting and very enjoyable afternoon which was part of our busy weekly programme of events and activities for residents here at Fairfield.

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