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Get acquainted with different birds of prey during this three-hour session including a bird flying experience
During this three-hour birds of prey experience visitors will have an opportunity to get a closer look at birds of prey and owls, and learn about their management. The topics covered at the session include husbandry, housing, diet and food preparation, weight control, training, falconry equipment and telemetry. Having acquired the basics of training and flying the birds, participants will have a chance to tie the falconer’s knot and fly some of the birds themselves under professional supervision.
Based at Byrkley Park Garden Centre, Hawksflight Falconry hosts a number of birds of prey and owls, and also offers bird encounters. Visitors to the centre can get up close to the birds, learn about their handling, and fly them to the gloved fist. The falconry also organises hawk walks as well as tuition days and courses for future hawk owners. Birthday packages, group bookings and photoshoots are also available.