From his base in Billesley in central Birmingham Rhoan Dormer is busy bringing the thrill and fascination of nature to the lives of inner-city children.
Rhoan is a falconer and keeps five birds of prey which he takes out into the local community to show youngsters the beauty and power of the natural world.
And it is the wonderment and sheer delight that the birds generate in the children's eyes and minds that drives him on.
"The best thing about the job is seeing the smiles on children's faces - and not just the children, middleaged people too," he said.
"That look of 'wow, I've never seen that before!'
"And now when people walk through the city, they lift their heads. They look up for the birds."
Rhoan, aged 40, keeps the birds at his home and arranges various projects to take them out into the city. Many of the projects, organised through Penfolds Primary School in Moseley, are for charitable causes, including Sickle Cell Anaemia, and they give children an opportunity to experience nature up close that they might otherwise not have had.
He said: "Ethnic minorities in inner-cities don't get to see this sort of bird unless perhaps they go to the zoo. I have brought it to their doorsteps, and that's why I call my project Community Birds of Prey."
He has kept birds for 15 years and started with vastly experienced birdkeepers before taking on Community Birds of Prey as a solo venture.
One incident in particular influenced his personal project. "A Jackdaw flew into my neighbour's garden. I looked after it and that's where the project really started," he said.