Bird show swoops into the Museum Gardens for the summer

York Press: James, aged four, handles a white barn owl, one of the birds of prey which are part of a new permanent attraction for summer in York’s Museum Gardens. James, aged four, handles a white barn owl, one of the birds of prey which are part of a new permanent attraction for summer in York’s Museum Gardens.

JAMES, aged four, handles a white barn owl, one of the birds of prey which are part of a new permanent attraction for summer in York’s Museum Gardens.

Visitors will be able to see the birds of prey display until August 31.

Head falconer Ryan Stocks will be showcasing six birds of prey which vary every day, including a European eagle owl named Olive, Gloria the little owl, Sky the barn owl and a Harris hawk named Leon.

Daily flying shows will take place at 1pm and 3pm every day.

Visitors can also pay to hold one of the six birds.

Staff from Owl Adventures will be on hand to answer any questions visitors might have.

There will also be information available on the various conservation works that Owl Adventures undertakes, such as wild bird rescue and rehabilitation, as well as courses they run in Yorkshire.

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11:42am Wed 30 Apr 14

Blossom2010 says...

Sounds wonderful, when is the actual start date please? Many thanks.
Sounds wonderful, when is the actual start date please? Many thanks. Blossom2010
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11:52am Wed 30 Apr 14

YorkMuseumsTrust says...

Blossom2010 wrote:
Sounds wonderful, when is the actual start date please? Many thanks.
Hi Blossom2010, the Owl Adventures display started on 28th April so they already on display.
[quote][p][bold]Blossom2010[/bold] wrote: Sounds wonderful, when is the actual start date please? Many thanks.[/p][/quote]Hi Blossom2010, the Owl Adventures display started on 28th April so they already on display. YorkMuseumsTrust
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3:17pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Blossom2010 says...

That's wonderful, thank you for the information.
That's wonderful, thank you for the information. Blossom2010
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4:50am Thu 1 May 14

Magicman! says...

Shame there isn't a dedicated birds of prey centre within the boundaries of York. I do not know a single person who dislikes Owls, owls are awesome and people always like to go and see them flying.
Shame there isn't a dedicated birds of prey centre within the boundaries of York. I do not know a single person who dislikes Owls, owls are awesome and people always like to go and see them flying. Magicman!
  • Score: 7

10:10am Thu 1 May 14

WixiBoy says...

whatever happened to the peacocks?
whatever happened to the peacocks? WixiBoy
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11:04am Thu 1 May 14

SR0843 says...

These have been great in Holy Trinity Goodramgate churchyard and it's a shame that they've moved. Spreading tourists across town a bit and helping trade in Goodramgate would be good, rather than encouraging people to linger longer in Museum Gardens where there are fewer chances to spend money and help the economy...unless you like ice cream of course.
These have been great in Holy Trinity Goodramgate churchyard and it's a shame that they've moved. Spreading tourists across town a bit and helping trade in Goodramgate would be good, rather than encouraging people to linger longer in Museum Gardens where there are fewer chances to spend money and help the economy...unless you like ice cream of course. SR0843
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