We are arranging another outing on Thursday 18th August this time to West of England Falconry, they are a small bird of prey centre situated in Newton St Loe. We will be aiming to get there by 10:30am.
This is the feedback that I have had from Naomi at the centre:
“We do twice daily flying displays, offering unique opportunity to photograph some of our raptors in free flight. With our 11am display focussing on native British species of birds of prey and our 2:30pm display showing you some of the species you can see both in this country and around the world. Displays last 45 minutes to an hour and you will experience 3 to 4 different birds in action.
I have attached some examples of the photographs our visitors have captured during our displays.
You will also enjoy the opportunity to see over 20 different species of raptor in their aviaries or perches and our brand new Museum of Falconry, offering unique exhibits, films and refreshments.
Nextdoor to our site is the award winning Newton Farm Shop and cafe, offering lunches, teas and a beautiful spot to sit and relax.
From just £5 per adult, £3 for over 65s and discounts available for group sizes above 12 people, visiting the centre for a flying display is a great way to enjoy good company, learn about birds of prey and have the chance to photograph birds of prey in close quarters.
There is no requirement to book in advance, but if you would prefer to do so, you can do via our website, where you can also pre-order guidebooks for your visit as well.”
This link gives you more information. www.westofenglandfalconry.org.uk
If you want to attend we can co-ordinate car share or lifts as necessary.
This will be an exploratory visit, hopefully we will be able to arrange another in September on a Saturday or Sunday for those who cannot make it in the week.
I have been to this place for an experience day and I would thoroughly recommend it. The images below are of Charlie the Harris Hawk, taken by me at the centre.