Birds of prey swooped in to meet residents at a Lindley care home.

Residents at Lindley Grange Bupa Care Home got up close to a pygmy owl called Piglet, a barn owl called Pebbles and a Harris hawk called Storm when Owl Bird of Prey Rescue paid a visit.

Residents got to hold or feed the birds and Daena, one of the residents, said: “I loved every minute of it. The birds flying and perching on my hand was a wonderful experience.”

Rebecca Hirst, activity co-ordinator at Lindley Grange, said: “Some residents have never experienced anything like that before, so it was so heart-warming to see them in awe of the birds.

“These types of activities help improve the concentration and memory of our residents and it certainly awakens their senses. It was an amazing experience.”



Scissett-based Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue is a family-run business with many years’ experience in rescuing birds and returning them to the wild whenever possible. It also provides animal experiences with tailored therapy sessions.