I had a great day on Friday 25th March with friend Judy Vowles who had invited me to join her on a that day. It was a Christmas present from her brother to go to Forest Falconry in the New Forest with a friend where we handled their birds and walked through woodland paths with them and of course I had plenty of photo opportunities.
It was a good chance to try out my new camera and hoped I would get something as I hadn’t had much chance of using it until then.
We worked with a number of birds through the morning it was great fun and we learnt about the birds. They also had great characters.
- Spectacled Owl
- Tawny Owl
- Scops Owl
- American Kestrel
- Great Grey Owl
- Harris HawkThe only native
- Barn Owl fledgling
The only native owls were of course the Tawny and the fledgling Barn Owl, she had the run of the tea hut and was a great little bird, we were told that she would be fully fledged within the week. We were allowed to feed her to get her used to lots of different humans. When the little Scops owl was out a wild Red Kite flew over and the owl become very nervous and went to his owner for protection.
We had lovely weather and we were lucky to be in the diffused woodland as it was so bright, a great morning being close to these beautiful birds.