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Owls visit residents at Plas y Môr in time for Halloween

Owls visit residents at Plas y Môr in time for Halloween

June meets one the owls at Play y MorResidents at Plas y Môr, our over 55s scheme in Burry Port, were WOW'd by four residents of the feathered variety from the Welsh Owl and WildLife Sanctuary (WOWLS).

Dave Cooksey, the society's Chairman bought four owls, hand reared from birth to the day centre where our residents were captivated by their serene charm and elegant beauty. Some of the residents were even brave enough to hold the birds who in turn seemed very interested in the Halloween preparations taking place in readiness for 31st.

The visiting owls travel quite a bit to promote the work the sanctuary does as a rehabilitation centre for sick and injured owls and other wildlife. Dave said: "All animals that come to the sanctuary are cared for with the aim of being released back into the wild. I've known these owls here today since they were eggs as they were reared so they can travel with me to promote our work, raise funds and engage people. You'd be surprised at what amazing creatures they are."

Dave gave the residents lots of information about the birds and some of the resident's grandchildren came to have their photo taken in the presence of a great deal of wisdom. It was a fitting start to this year's Halloween festivities taking place at Plas y Môr.

For more information about the Welsh Owl and Wildlife Sanctuary, visit their website at where you can adopt an owl, leave a donation or simply learn more about these amazing creatures.