Birds of prey set to land at Standedge Tunnel for annual Falconry Day

A BREATH-TAKING range of birds of prey will land at Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre on Saturday 6 June.

Falconry Day 2014
FALCONRY: Last year’s event

Visitors at the popular event, hosted by The Canal and River Trust, will be able to experience the birds first-hand with a static display from Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre between 11am and 4pm.

They will also be treated to flying demonstrations at 12.30pm and 3pm.

Claire Atkinson, duty managerStandedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, said: “There is always a great atmosphere at our Falconry Day, which is why we keep bringing it back.

“The keepers are so knowledgeable and even allow visitors to handle the birds while posing for photos.”

The Canal and River Explorers team will also be at the visitor centre throughout the day for free face painting.

Admission to the event is free. For more information contact the visitor centre on 01484 844298 or visit their website.

The Canal and River Trust is the guardian of 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales, caring for listed structures, as well as hundreds of important wildlife sites.  Find out more on their website.

 

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