Film & TV Work

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre (Kerry and David) are experienced in providing birds for film, documentaries and television production.  The team have the experience and understanding of a crew’s expectation and will strive to achieve the desired results but will always put the welfare and happiness of their birds first and keeping to TBOPC ethics and welfare standards.

Whether it is a still shot of a bird of prey, that you need to achieve, or a moving scene, a wide selection of birds are available at TBOPC, including Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and many more in all shapes and sizes, along with very experienced bird staff that have worked on productions and film sets and who have also achieved some amazing scenes for productions and documentaries. These include scenes for,

  • The Yorkshire Vet (Channel 5)
  • The Wonderful World of Crafting (Channel 5)
  • The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV)
  • Animals at Work (CBBC)
  • Animals 24/7 (BBC)
  • Blue Peter (BBC)
  • Cash in the Attic (BBC)
  • Films including 1066 and Sightseers (Film4)
  • Pygmy Falcons (Apple TV)
  • Various wildlife documentary productions

For more information, please contact TBOPC with any queries that you have. or call 01845 587522

The Yorkshire Vet Series – Channel 5

If you are fans of The Yorkshire Vet why not have a watch of some of the episodes that TBOPC took part in.

  • Season 3 Episode 7 – Harris Hawks with Peter (15th Nov 2015)
  • Season 6 Episode 6 – Taz and Julian (May 22nd 2018)
  • Season 7 Episode 12 – Peter and Hokkaido (Nov 2018)
  • Season 9 Episode 2 – Flyn the Tawny Owl (2020)
  • Season 10 Episode 7 – International Vulture Day with Peter Wright and Dominic Brunt (5th May 2020)
  • Season 12 Episode 4 – Flyn the Tawny Owl part Two (4th May 2021)
  • Season 16 Episode 2- Storks and Peter (May 2023)

Summer Time on The Farm – Channel 5 Daisybeck Studio.

All Creatures Great and Small: Yorkshire Vet Special. 21-12-23

Fans of TV hits The Yorkshire Vet and All Creatures Great and Small will see their stars share a vehicle in more ways than one this Christmas

The shows have teamed up for a festive special – in which real-life vet Peter Wright joins actor Samuel West to roar around Yorkshire in an Austin 7, just like the one James Herriot drove. And viewers are taken along for the ride as they bond over their shared love of the county and explore the similarities and inspirations of their shows.

Samuel, who 18 months ago became an ambassador for the RSPB, is passionate about birds and went to the Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre with Peter to meet a Milky Eagle Owl and some Red kites.