Owls visit old folks at home

St Georges manager Kelly Watt with resident Rita Steele, aged 86 with Snowy the Snowy Owl.

St Georges manager Kelly Watt with resident Rita Steele, aged 86 with Snowy the Snowy Owl.

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SNOWY the owl is proving a true feathered friend.

The bird of prey poppped into a Washington care home for a flying visit.

St Georges care worker Ashley Marsden with resident Jayne Davidson, aged 92 and Fidget the Barn Owl.

St Georges care worker Ashley Marsden with resident Jayne Davidson, aged 92 and Fidget the Barn Owl.

Residents at St George’s nursing and residential care home were delighted to play host to Snowy, along with several of his pals.

The birds were provided by Baywings, a company that specialises in giving falconry demonstrations and educational events to both entertain and inform.

Residents were able to see and hold a range of birds of prey.

Kelly Watt, manager of St George’s, said: “The residents had a wonderful time with the birds and were still talking about them for days after.

“Visits like this form part of our activity programme at the home and the stimulation they provide can really help toward health and wellbeing of residents.”