“Why don’t you take your birds to shows?” she asked me.
Falconry is actually not displaying birds at shows. The obvious problem with falconry as a display is that these birds are trained to chase down and kill small things, often other birds. So, if James was actually to fly his best bird the first thing Blitz the Harrier Hark would do is…
Yep, kill our Brown Owl Sophie who sits happily on a wooden stump at the park waiting her turn to fetch the dead chick and eat it.
However, Not far from Kidderminster the Falconry Center house and display a wide variety of birds of prey native to the UK, and even some from far off places. (not a pun) They are a small team of really good handlers and It makes great family entertainment.
So if you want a display at your fate or school these are the right kind of people to call. They even offer different bird of prey handling experiences at their centre too!
I took some photos at the resent show…
The Falconry Centre (Hagley)
Kidderminster Road South, Hagley,
West Midlands, DY9 0JB
Tel: 01562 700014 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org