Falconry experiences Hawk walks in the southwest
Whether you're looking for something different to excite and educate your classroom/school then we can help you put some smiles on their faces.
We enjoy showing and teaching the kids more about some birds of prey they would normally never see let alone get so close to. From having hands on experience for the older children and up close and personal experience for the younger ones we're sure they will not stop talking about it for some time.
We offer a range of experiences ranging from 1 hour handling to half day hands on.
1 HOUR EXPERIENCE: Will consist basic handling , flying and talk with a bird . Must be 13 years plus . Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and sensible clothing is recommended …….£35. Each spectator £5 each .
2 HOUR EXPERIENCE: As above but with an extra hour you get longer to take it all in and enjoy more. Must be 13 years plus . Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and sensible clothing is recommended……..£50. Each spectator £5 each……
HALF DAY (3 hours ): During your time you will be shown basic handling and how to pick up and hold a bird of prey. Once we feel you have grasped the basics it's onto getting the bird to fly to your fist and get you to cast the bird . Must be 13 years plus. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and sensible clothing is recommended……..£75. Each spectator £5 each.
CHILDREN’S 30 MINUTE OWL EXPERIENCE: This will consist of your child / children having a hands on close up experience with some of our owls…..£25. Must be accompanied by an adult , up to 2 adults per child booking and £5 per spectator.
WEDDINGS: These range from your very own owl flying down during the ceremony with your rings attached in a special pouch onto the waiting arm of either the bride & groom or handler. Or have your guests entertained by having a hawk or owl either welcoming them to the ceremony and / or the venue . Prices start from just £100 so please ring or e-mail your requirements and venue details (please first check with the venue owners that this is allowed on their premises).
Pest species such as feral pigeons and seagulls are becoming increasingly common all over the UK and can have a negative impact on your business. They are frequently seen in town centres, warehouses, depots and many other urban areas. These birds do not only cause businesses and the public unsightly mess they are also plagued with many diseases. Their nesting sites can create noise, smells and health and safety hazards wherever they are found.
Using birds of prey works by altering the behaviour patterns of the pest bird. I walk and fly hawks directly towards a flock of pest birds, scaring them away. The presence of having a hawk in a problem area instills fear, which causes the nuisance birds to be confused and vulnerable therefore they decide to nest away from the problem area. This can take a number of visits to achieve. However, once the pest bird’s pattern of behaviour has been altered, control can be maintained with a routine treatment programme.
It is not necessary for our hawks to catch or kill the nuisance birds, just their presence will frighten unwanted birds away, and therefore our natural method of pest control is the most humane and environmentally friendly and is good for public image for your business. Many companies use our work for P.R publicity. This system of control is very effective and financially viable.