Meet The Stars

Jacob

Jacob

Harris Hawk

Hi, my name is Jacob. My parents are Cherub and Scooby. I was born at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in 2008 along with my sister Evie. Sadly Evie passed away - fortunately I am surrounded by lots of other feathery friends so am far from lonely! You often see me flying in the displays (don't mistake me for Coral - I am far better looking), so please keep an eye out for me at future displays!

April

April

Red Tailed Buzzard

Hi, my name is April. I arrived at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre on 28th June 2009. I had lived with a man in Wadebridge but he could no longer look after me. I kept a fellow Buzzard Ralph company for a while, but now you will find me flying regularly in the falconry displays. Luckily another older female Red-Tailed Buzzard was donated to the centre last year and she is keeping Ralph company now.

Coral

Coral

Harris Hawk

Hi, my name is Coral. I arrived at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in November 2014. I had lived with a man who lived in the woods in Falmouth. He bought me and another female Harris Hawk as a 'Project' but never quite got around to doing anything with us. After moving to France he gave my friend away to one of his friends and I was donated to the Centre. I hope my friend is having a good life like I am. I regularly fly in the falconry displays so do say "hi" if you see me!

Flo

Flo

Golden Eagle

Hi, I arrived at the centre in November 2010. I was bought by John, a good friend of the centre, as a replacement for Ranger a Golden Eagle who sadly had to be put to sleep. Unfortunately John didn’t ever get to see me in the flesh, although he saw my baby pictures, as he passed away before the purchase was completed. Luckily for me however, John’s family carried out his wishes and made it possible for me to come here. I have been named Florence after John’s late wife.

Khan

Khan

Golden Eagle

Hi, I’m Khan. I arrived here in the summer of 2013 when I was 18 months old. I was purchased by Andy’s dad, in loving memory of his wife - and Andy’s mum, who sadly passed away in 2013. If I’m being noisy, it’s because I’m a duel imprint which means basically I’m 90% bird and 10% human. So I’m just talking to you!!! Myself and Flo are quite something to see when flown, so do keep your eye out for us at future displays.

Spirit

Spirit

Peregrine X Saker Falcon

Hi, my name is Spirit and I came to the centre with Andy and Kelly. My previous owner used me for pest control but one day I got into a fight with a seagull with attitude, he caught my eye so I have lost my vision in it and he also broke one of my toes. My owner was then very angry as I would not chase off seagulls any more so was put up for sale. Very fortunately Andy and Kelly bought me, and saved my life. I was flown all last season in the display so do keep and eye out for me and I shall keep my one good eye out for you too!

Jill

Jill

Common Kestrel

Hi, my name is Jill and I was donated to the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre on 11th August 2012 by the Raptor Foundation. I came here with my good friend, and fellow bird of prey Jack who sadly passed away in 2014. I do miss his cheeky personality! I have a good life here at the centre, and am very much looked after by Andy, Kelly and the girls. I am flown daily in displays so do remember to give me a wave if you see me.

Lola

Lola

Merlin

Hi, my name is Lola. I arrived at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in August 2015. My owner was selling me as his circumstances had changed and he could no longer keep me. My friend a Peregrine Falcon named Timebomb (who is also one of the flying stars) was handed over as well. I am small, very, very cute (people tell me this all the time) - and love to fly! Watch out for me in the flying displays.

Kenya

Kenya

Gyr X Saker Falcon

Hi, I am Kenya. I arrived at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in 2009. I was donated by a falconer that was cutting down on birds and could no longer look after me. He wanted to know that I was going somewhere that I could stay permanently and be well looked after. He made a good choice, I love it here! I am regularly flown in the displays, and am easily identified by the fact I often wear a little hood before I fly. I tend to "wow" the audience - so do keep your eye out for me!

Sydney

Sydney

Saker Falcon

Hi, my name is Sydney. I was handed in to the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre by the RSPCA in 2008. Nobody ever reported me missing. Thankfully I was allowed to stay here with all my friends and I am being treated really nicely by Andy and Kelly. I am flown in displays until 1st August and then I have to stay in my aviary for my own safety as sometimes Saker Falcons can fly off during migration time *whistles innocently*.

Bones

Bones

Black Vulture

Hi, my name is Bones and I am about 16 years old. I was rescued from a breeder in Suffolk. I have had a few different homes but this is where I will stay now. - my forever home! Andy and Kelly have told me that they will never part with me as they have fallen for my good looks and charm, and who can blame them! Look out for me in the flying displays! I am not hard to miss!

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Peregrine Falcon

Hi my name is Time Bomb, I am a Peregrine Falcon who arrived here at the centre back in August 2015. I actually arrived here with my friend Lola - who also appears in regular flying displays. I am easily spotted due to my damaged eye - this however has not hindered my ability to fly, hunt or live a happy life here at the centre! I am regularly flown in the displays, so do keep an eye out for me!

Cobweb

Cobweb

Great Grey Owl

Hi, my name is Cobweb and I arrived at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre on 26th June 2013. I was brought here by a couple called John and Jan who are regular visitors and season ticket holders to the centre. They knew I was Andy's favourite species of owl and because the centre does not buy in birds, they only rescue, they thought it would be a nice gift. I am flown (I don't always do as I am told), so do keep your eye out for me!

Candy

Candy

Canadian Great Horned Owl

Hi, my name is Candy and I arrived at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre on 2nd December 2008. Newquay zoo was cutting down their collection to make room for new species so I had to go. Fortunately for me they donated me to the centre, and I have been living here very happily ever since. I am being handled and flown daily which I really enjoy. Do keep your eye out for me at future flying displays.

Pebbles

Pebbles

African Spotted Eagle Owl

Hi, I am Pebbles and I am the offspring of Choc and Ice. I hatched in March 2012 right here at The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre - as did my brother Bam Bam (I am the cuter one). I am part of the flying team, and can often be seen in the flying displays, so please do keep an eye out for me as I can be very cheeky! Cheeky - but not naughty! Give me a wave if you do see me!

Bam Bam

Bam Bam

African Spotted Eagle Owl

Hi, my name is Bam Bam and I am Pebbles brother. I was born right here at The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre back in 2012. We lead a good life here - and are well looked after by the centre's owners Andy & Kelly. Like my brother Pebbles (who has no doubt told you he is the "cute one") I am part of the owl flying display, and can regularly be found in the daily flying displays. If you see me do say "hi"!