Colour and noise in the town centre as feathered friends come out to play

Children join in the fun in Aylesbury Town Centre on Feathered Friends Thursday

Children join in the fun in Aylesbury Town Centre on Feathered Friends Thursday

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Some friends of the feathered variety joined in the half-term fun in Aylesbury town centre yesterday (Thursday).

Organised as the latest in a series of holiday events for kids by the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership, Feathered Friends Thursday involved a display of a range of birds for children.

Feathered Friends half term in event in Aylesbury town centre - picture is Arun Chahal (7) with Bobby the Blue and Gold Macaw

Feathered Friends half term in event in Aylesbury town centre - picture is Arun Chahal (7) with Bobby the Blue and Gold Macaw

Parrots, owls and kookaburras were among the creatures showcasing their aerial talents.

Aylesbury town centre manager Diana Fawcett said: “We organised the day as a celebration of birds.

“There were opportunities to watch peregrines through the telescopes and loads of activities including arts and crafts making.

“We also had a pony called Tony who was there as well.

Feathered Friends half term in event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured is Serena Chahal (7) holding a White Faced Scops Owl called Scooby

Feathered Friends half term in event in Aylesbury town centre - pictured is Serena Chahal (7) holding a White Faced Scops Owl called Scooby

“There was a very good turnout and we probably had about 1,000 people during the course of the day.

“It was a really colourful scene and there was a lot of squawking as well!”