CHILDREN visiting Greenfield Valley Heritage Park have been meeting some feathered friends.
The park is playing host to Lord of the Wings, based in Prestatyn, a community interest company housing a collection of birds.
Kevin Bunn, director, paid the first of three flying visits scheduled at the heritage park this month and caused a flutter with his barn owls, western screech owl, great grey owl, European eagle owl and Harris hawk.
More than 80 children took the chance to view the birds at close quarters and were allowed to touch and hold them under Mr Bunn's expert eye during the afternoon.
Chris Wright, operations manager at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, said: “Our visitors are always delighted and entranced by Kevin’s presentations with his lovely birds and his knowledge of the subject."
All the birds are hand reared and trained by Mr Bunn and his colleagues and he has also worked with Greenfield Valley staff to develop a medieval and Pirates Day events.”
Mr Bunn said: “Our visits help the children to appreciate nature from a different angle.
“Children normally don't get too close to birds of prey, but by doing so they realise they are something that can be enjoyed and not feared.
“Being able to handle the birds helps to build confidence in the children and help them become interested in them
“We are able to talk to them and explain things about the birds to help increase their understanding.”
There will be further prsentations by Lord of the Wings at Greenfield Valley on August 15 and 24.
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