West Hall care home residents, staff and members of the JohnD Club, enjoyed a birds of prey event at the Anchor care home in West Byfleet on Thursday 23 January.

Residents were treated to displays by a Siberian Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, a common Buzzard and Harris Hawk, as West Hall hosted the event to raise awareness of the Big Garden Birdwatch, a nationwide wildlife survey organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Sarah Carpenter, General Manager at West Hall said: “It was wonderful to see our residents and the John.D Club having a great time at our birds of prey event. The birds were spectacular and we all learned a lot about them. Putting on meaningful activity and engaging with other local community groups improves residents’ physical and mental wellbeing and most importantly, it’s fun!”

Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside which is why the RSPB is encouraging people to take part in surveys like the Big Garden Birdwatch. The Birdwatch invites people to spend an hour counting birds in their garden and notifying RSPB.

The JohnD Club is a dementia support group held at West Hall on Thursday mornings. For more information on regular actvitities at West Hall visit our West Hall website.

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