Birds of prey event proved popular with Skegness shoppers

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Shoppers had the chance to get up and personal with a stunning collection of birds from Rushmore Country Park, outside of The Hildreds Shopping Centre, today.

Bill Hatchman brought along his feathery friends to delight passers-by this afternoon; including two cute eight week old barn owls, Sid a male barn owl, Stan the harris hawk, Cleo the Canadian Ringtale and Orrie, the European eagle owl.

Bill Hatchman of Rushmore Country Park with an eight week old barn owl.

Bill Hatchman of Rushmore Country Park with an eight week old barn owl.

The park visits the Hildreds’ four times a year bringing some of its residents.

“We try to educate people about the birds as well as let them come and see them,” said Bill Hatchman for the park.

Any donations were able to placed in a collection bucket which helps the park fund vet bills for injured birds that are brought in for care.