Sunday, October 31, 2010

Susi goes hawking!

We had a day out at Doddington Place where the Hawking Centre operates from. As a bit of an 'offiste' we had an Insight Day. You begin with flying the smaller owls, and as your experience grows you progress to flying vultures and eagles. The video here shows Susi flying the vulture. The day is completely hands-on, and the emphasis is on handling and flying as many birds of prey as time allows. You gain a huge insight into the world of the bird of prey with many different species.

After lunch we flew the Harris Hawks around the 500 acre private estate. It is a great day out and something very different from the usual routine. Weather was really good which helped.

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