Interactive display takes flight
Birds of prey are flying into Harrow as part of an interactive raptor display.
The Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary will visit Harrow Hall on July 3 as part of a school holiday program.
The display, starting at noon, will give people a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the ‘predatory way of life’.
Harrow Bush Nursing Centre administrator and programs coordinator Anita Mcguigan said The Bay Riders Community Centre had worked hard to bring the activitity back to Harrow following strong past attendance.
“We were amazed to see nearly 100 people attend this event last year,” she said.
“Clearly this is a very popular activity for the entire family and as such we are bringing Martin and his birds back to Harrow.”
Main raptor-handler Martin Scuffins will lead the presentation, which includes two to four birds ranging from a nankeen kestrel to a wedge-tailed eagle.
Ms Mcguigan encouraged people to attend the event to learn about the birds, ask questions and take pictures.
“We are very fortunate to have funding from the RE Ross Trust to provide such an amazing school holiday program and hope people take advantage of this opportunity,” she said.
She also encouraged families to explore other July school-holiday programs, including a golf clinic with Golf Victoria and a shadow puppetry workshop.
People can buy tickets for the bird display for $5 a family or $2 for one person, which includes a sausage sizzle lunch at 1pm.
BIRDS OF PREY: Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary’s raptor handler Martin Scuffins shows the audience a wedge-tailed eagle at a birds of prey display in Harrow last year. Picture: CONTIBUTED