Bird of Prey course success for Charlotte

Charlotte completes bird of prey course and receives certificate

Seen here receiving her Raptor Awards Certificate, Charlotte Ness is full of praise for the support she received during her studies at the Kielder Forest Bird of Prey Centre.

“I had an amazing experience” said Charlotte, “Ray and Cath treated me like family and were so supportive with the course work and all the practical side of things”.

Charlotte, who works at Northumberland Zoo, is already putting her new-found skills and knowledge to good use in her falconry role.

“We often receive good reports about the bird of prey courses offered by our national network of approved centres. It’s a real pleasure to get such positive feedback. We wish Charlotte every success in her zoo-keeper role at Northumberland”, said Raptor Awards Director Derek Hartshorne.


Kielder Bird of Prey Centre is one of Northumberland’s top visitor attractions and has been an approved Raptor Awards Centre for many years.  A steady stream of successful candidates have received their certificates over the years.  Contact Ray or Cath Lowden for information about visiting and their full range of bird of prey experiences.

If you visit Northumberland Zoo look out for Charlotte as she works with their birds of prey.