RESIDENTS of a Winchester care home celebrated a national day with a visit from birds of prey.

Colten Care home, in Abbotts Barton, opened its doors to eight birds of prey to celebrate National Care Home Open Day.

The birds, including owls, falcons and hawks, were members of the Falconhigh display team based at Brambridge Park Garden Centre near Colden Common.

Janet Orchard, activities organiser at the Worthy Road home, said: "The residents and their visitors all adore the birds. It's a real hands-on experience for everyone as well as being educational.

“It was the perfect activity for National Care Home Open Day as it was spectacular but also very interactive so everyone could join in and enjoy the day together."

Staff and residents at Tegfield House, owned by Hartford Care, also celebrated the day with an afternoon of cream tea.

Sean Gavin, Hartford Care's CEO, said “National Care Home Open Day was a fantastic day in all of our homes this year. We were delighted to open our doors to our local communities and are so pleased with their response.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited us on National Care Home Open Day, and of course, our doors are always open so we look forward to seeing you again soon. ”