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The Lugger Project

Published on Monday, April, 30th, 2018

Project Lugger is a charity organisation created to stop/prevent the cruel killing of the lugger falcon. Popular methods used to kill these innocent birds consist of using deadly traps out in the desert or using them as ‘lure birds’, to catch more ‘impressive, substantial’ falcons. This campaign was set up by three U.K. falconers – Bob Daiton, Shane Griffiths, and…

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Chunk makes a full recovery!

Published on Thursday, September, 21st, 2017

At Willow’s we pride ourselves on the well being and up-keep of our animals. Especially when we are brought birds that are deemed not flyable or useless. All animals deserve a chance, and Chunk our Pere/Lanner Hybrid Falcon is no exception. Chunk was given to us from a breeder, she hatched out from a hard shell, so her face became…

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‘Rachet joins the Willow’s Team

Published on Tuesday, August, 11th, 2015

Willows Bird of Prey Centre would like to welcome ‘Ratchet’ to the family, our White Faced Scops Owl! The northern white-faced owl (Ptilopsis leucotis) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. The southern white-faced owl (P. granti) was formerly included in this species and the two were known as the white-faced scops-owl.   We are excited to be welcoming him to the demonstration team very shortly!

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Progress Buckbeak – Russian Steppe Eagle

Published on Tuesday, August, 11th, 2015

We are very proud to share the progress of Buckbeak our Male Steppe Eagle. Woodland Trail Falconer Emma Robertson has done a fantastic job in raising Buckbeak from 14 days old. He had a few difficulties, but with hard work and perseverance, Buckbeak has now completed his first free flight and has now progressed to our larger flying arena in…

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Gandalf joins the Team!

Published on Tuesday, August, 11th, 2015

Another Summer addition to our team is Gandalf The Great Grey Owl. He is 10 weeks old, and is settled perfectly into his new home. He will be joining the demonstration team in no time at all!   Welcome Gandalf!  

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