Warwick Castle names the latest fluffy addition to its bird of prey team - The Leamington Observer

Warwick Castle names the latest fluffy addition to its bird of prey team

Leamington Editorial 9th Oct, 2023   0

BIRD-lovers have been having a hoot naming the new arrival at Warwick Castle.

A baby owl is the latest addition to the castle’s bird of prey team. He was born on September 13 and staff quickly took to social media to encourage the public to name him.

Fittingly the name Bernie was chosen – meaning baby owl.

Bernie will be hand-reared throughout the winter by expert falconers, who will train him on the Warwick Castle grounds to prepare him for his debut in the castle’s birds of prey show, The Falconer’s Quest, in 2024.




The Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, more commonly known as a Milky Eagle Owl, originates from Africa. While its fluffy appearance is hard to ignore at the moment, its most distinctive feature is its pink eyelids, which no other owl in the world has. Bernie will grow up to be up to 66cm in length, making it the largest owl species from Africa.


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