Families wing their way to Fens Falconry in Wisbech to see beautiful birds on display

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Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Ellen Carlile. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Families visited Fenland’s dedicated bird of prey centre this weekend for a unique opportunity to see falcons, buzzards and owls up close.

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Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Michael Willis. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Around 60 people attended the event held at Fens Falconry in Wisbech on Saturday (August 25).

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities.

Ellen Carlile, who organised the event, said: “It was a wonderful day and the children really loved it.

“It was a chance for us to get people in and show them who we are and appreciate what we do with the birds.

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Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Chelsea. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant


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“We held an Easter egg hunt earlier in the year so decided it would be a good idea to do something like this. It’s nice to be able to raise a bit of money for the centre too.

“Hopefully this will be an annual event now.”

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The day ran from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as w

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as w

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as w

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Connor Washington. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as w

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as w

Children were able to take part in a range of bird handling sessions with dedicated instructors as well as take part in games and activities. Michael Willis. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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