About us

Pitcombe Rock Falconry is located in the beautiful village of Pitcombe near Bruton. Here we are dedicated to Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education of Birds of Prey. we are a not for profit organisation and there are no wages paid we all give our time freely and are all very passionate about what we do with a high degree of professionalism.

Some 20 or so of the birds we have here are fortunate not to have been in the predicament of rescue and are used in our education programmes and have been hand reared by us for that purpose. We have anywhere between 20 and 30 rescue birds in at any one time and these birds are undergoing rehabilitation or are ready for new homes. Rehoming a bird is possibly the most difficult part of my job as i would hate for the birds we rehome ending up back in rescue.

if you would like to help in our cause then please visit us or buy one of our unique falconry experiences as a gift for that someone close to you.

 
 
 

Alan Wells

Founder

 
"Having always had a passion for birds since a young child. I feel privileged to indulge that passion by rehabilitating birds of prey and educating people along the away."

Our Helpers

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James Moos

Very Passionate about Falconry James is a part time volunteer who helps out when he can but would love to be full time.
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Cameron Bain

A school boy who is passionate about Falconry and a young Apprentice he spends most of his free time here.
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Gem Stevens

Working mother of two young girls. She has a passion for birds and has just embarked on training her very own Harris Hawk, Jasper.
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Sue Rolls

Mother of two grown up daughters. Sue lives and works in Henstridge and is a keen runner. She always look forward to her Sunday at the falconry centre.

Our Feathery Family

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Kea

Harris Hawk

Native to north America Kea was a rescued bird came to us about 6 years ago and at the time was very badly neglected. other than malnutrition and parasites she had a paralysed left leg. Through care and compassion she made a full recovery and now is very popular in our flying displays and walk with a hawk experiences.

Olga

European Eagle Owl

Native to the northern area of Europe in mountainous and forested areas including some isolated parts of the UK. Olga has been with us for 6 years and very much part of our education team. She was raised from a 5 day old chick here at Pitcombe and has a unique relationship with Alan she prefers to fly for him more than anyone else.
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Winston

British Common Barn Owl

As its name states he is native to the UK. Winston came to us about 7 years ago rescued from a football club in London, he was flown in the stadium at half time during matches until one day spotted by an RSPCA Inspector who took action and removed him from this ordeal. Winston came to live with us and is a favourite with everyone used to teach people how to fly a bird, he’s very tolerant and forgiving. Winston will also delivery your wedding rings on your big day if you want.

Drago

Common Buzzard

Native to Europe and the UK. Drago was sourced to help with our education programme, buzzards get a bad press and are blamed for killing many things, we want to spell the myth that they are merciless killers.
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Dakota

Great Grey Owl

Native to North America and parts of Russia on the arctic circle. Dakota is a recent addition to our flying team and is a striking bird. she is currently training to fly with some other species of Owls.

Amelia

African wood owl

Native to African forest and woodland. Amelia is a recent addition to our flying team and is a strictly nocturnal bird. she is currently training to fly with some other species of Owls.
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Carman

Spectacled Owl

Native to the Amazon Rain Forrest. Carman is a rare owl that not many people have ever seen and it is a real head turner. carman is currently training to fly with Dakota and another owl for next seasons flying display.

Nelson

Little Owl

He is our latest rescue bird born without his right eye and ear and twisted beak. He is a Little Owl indigenous to the UK.
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Our feathery friends need your help!


Your donation will help feed our birds and support the maintenance of the centre. Every little helps enable let us to carry on with our mission to Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education of Birds of Prey.
Account number: 98455732
Sort code: 09-01-28

Thank you for your donation.

From Our Friends...
  • “PRF does great work rehabilitating and releasing wild birds.”
    I have been lucky enough to be able to attend a couple of events that they have been involved with. Alan is very knowledgeable and experienced and great at sharing his knowledge.
    TANYA
  • “The visit was fun, informative and catered for the children…”
    Perfectly encouraging children to have confidence in handling and understand the struggle these beautiful birds face in our modern society. Would highly recommend
    JULIE
  • “What Alan offers is second to none.”
    Alan is passionate and extremely knowledgeable and what’s more, he is not a clock watcher. I haven’t spoken about his rehabilitation of wild birds of prey so I would recommend you go and find out for yourself. I will be going back.
    MR S WALSH
  • “We had a great half day with Alan and his birds.”
    Firstly, we had a tour of the aviary and were introduced to all his birds – our favourite was Guinevere, a young eagle who couldn’t quite fly and had the run of the garden. Then we went to the training ground, where Alan showed us how to fly a young Kestrel called Moos and Winston the Barn Owl.
    MR & MRS WRIGHT
  • “I highly recommend Alan’s falconry experience. ”
    What a special experience Alan offered me last week in spending time with Kia, the beautiful Harris Hawk, flying and hunting through the quiet idyllic Bruton landscape. I was also introduced to and taught about Alan’s other wonderful birds of prey.
    MRS A STEVENS
 
  • “PRF does great work rehabilitating and releasing wild birds.”
    I have been lucky enough to be able to attend a couple of events that they have been involved with. Alan is very knowledgeable and experienced and great at sharing his knowledge.
    TANYA
  • “The visit was fun, informative and catered for the children…”
    Perfectly encouraging children to have confidence in handling and understand the struggle these beautiful birds face in our modern society. Would highly recommend
    JULIE
  • “What Alan offers is second to none.”
    Alan is passionate and extremely knowledgeable and what’s more, he is not a clock watcher. I haven’t spoken about his rehabilitation of wild birds of prey so I would recommend you go and find out for yourself. I will be going back.
    MR S WALSH
  • “We had a great half day with Alan and his birds.”
    Firstly, we had a tour of the aviary and were introduced to all his birds – our favourite was Guinevere, a young eagle who couldn’t quite fly and had the run of the garden. Then we went to the training ground, where Alan showed us how to fly a young Kestrel called Moos and Winston the Barn Owl.
    MR & MRS WRIGHT
  • “I highly recommend Alan’s falconry experience. ”
    What a special experience Alan offered me last week in spending time with Kia, the beautiful Harris Hawk, flying and hunting through the quiet idyllic Bruton landscape. I was also introduced to and taught about Alan’s other wonderful birds of prey.
    MRS A STEVENS