It used to be, you would go on safari to see a predator at work, but students of Hereford Cathedral School went a stage further and brought the rare bird of prey to them and the city.
Year 9 Cathedral students watched on with amazement, two weeks ago, as a White Headed Vulture, American Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle flew freely around the schools ‘Wyeside’ sports ground, much to the annoyance of the local seagulls. Lucky students were also given the opportunity to handle the rare birds.
Ben Potter, who specialises in raptors, brought the birds of prey to Hereford as part of his educational programme, his team and Ben also travel to a host of country fetes where his knowledge, care and affinity for the birds is always appreciated.
James Terry, Hereford Cathedral School’s Head of Sixth Form said,
“It was a fantastic, and slightly strange, sight to see birds of this size flying over Hereford.”
“A Golden Eagle flying across the school’s cricket wicket was a particularly surreal moment, but the students loved it and I look forward to next years display.”
“My thanks to Ben and his team for a brilliant display.”