Dinner time! Adorable moment three peregrine falcon chicks get fed – with the help of a PUPPET of a mother bird

  • Falconer Jayson Bridges uses models of adult birds to feed baby chicks
  • The trick is being used at the Liberty Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Hampshire
  • The conservation centre has kept busy during lockdown after the arrival of several feathered friends including the peregrine falcons and a turkey falcon 

This is the adorable moment three baby peregrine falcons are fed using a puppet of their mother. 

A falconer has come up with the innovative way to help feed the three hungry peregrine falcon chicks who are the latest feathered friends to arrive at Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, in Ringwood, Hampshire.

Jayson Bridges dons the puppet of the adult falcon on his arm to make sure the three baby chicks get their dinner. 

Adorable! This is the moment three peregrine falcon chicks are fed using a pupped at the Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire. The centre has been looking after several new arrivals since they closed their door during the coronavirus lockdown.

Falconer Jayson Bridges feeds a baby turkey falcon using a puppet of its mother’s head at the Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire

The centre, which has been forced to close during lockdown, has welcomed a number of new arrivals since they closed their doors.

As well as the baby peregrine falcons they have also seen the arrival of turkey vultures, a hooded vulture, European kestrels and a black vulture.

Jayson has been working hard throughout lockdown, using puppets of the respective adult species to feed his feathered friends at the centre.

Starving! Three peregrine falcons, who arrived at Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, in Ringwood, Hampshire, are fed by expert falconer Jayson Bridges using a puppet of their mum

Liberty is set to re-open its doors on July 4  and the team are busy getting ready to welcome visitors who will be able to see the cute chicks up close. 

The conservation centre says, while they have not finalised social distancing measures yet, the team is working tirelessly to get ready for reopening in a way that will keep visitors, staff and animals safe.

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