During the thrice daily displays, visitors are able to experience the thrill of powerful and spectacular birds flying at close quarters.
This year, as well as the seasoned, experienced owls and other birds of prey, the falconry team have introduced three new birds to their flying team.
The first of the newcomers is Taino, the Ashy Faced Owl.
Similar in size and appearance to a Barn Owl, but displaying stunning dark russet plumage and an attractive grey facial disc, the Ashy Faced Owl is rarely seen outside its native Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Tura, the Siberian Eagle Owl chick will also soon be mature enough to start training. Her beautiful golden plumage and piercing orange eyes are sure to make her an instant favourite with visitors.
Rocky, the Turkey Vulture is the third recent addition to the S.O.S. “family”. Although not a rare sight in his native North America, he is certainly not a bird commonly seen in Suffolk!
The sanctuary staff look forward to introducing him to visitors once he is mature.
The displays will also include old favourites such as Barn Owls, Red Kites and Harris’ Hawks plus Pungu, the impressive Batleur Eagle and Zena, the highly entertaining Striated Cara Cara.
The sanctuary’s red squirrel colony is always of interest to visitors - located in the pretty Woodland Walk, these highly sensitive creatures surprised staff by rearing three kits last Spring.
Now increased in size and confidence, visitors may catch a glimpse of the youngsters venturing out of the dray in the warm weather.
In addition, the Woodland Walk houses the entertaining Meerkat family in their custom built accommodation, ladybird houses, bug hotel, wildlife ponds, mouse and bird nestboxes and a wheelchair accessible bird hide.
The Meerkats are fed twice daily with an informative accompanying commentary - closer encounters with these amusing creatures are also available, though advance booking through the office is advisable.
The central focus of the attractive sanctuary grounds is the Sensory Garden - a shady, quiet space in which to relax during the heat of the day.
The garden is equipped with wheelchair accessible picnic tables, raised “touch and smell” herb garden, water feature, tactile wooden seating and bee and butterfly friendly borders.
The children’s play area features inclusive, custom built equipment and tumble safe surface and the indoor Discovery Centre offers interactive educational play opportunities.
Braille information boards are provided throughout the site and level tarmac paths afford ease of movement for wheelchairs and buggies.
Further information can be found on the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary website