British birds of prey are amongst the most beautiful and beguiling creatures in the world. Hawkwalk is unique in bringing together this collection of glorious British flying specimens near enough for you to touch or feel the whoosh of air as they pass overhead.
We present a rare opportunity to be near birds such as merlins, owls, kites and sparrowhawks; indigenous to Britain but never experienced this close.
The mere presence of these birds at your event will add a quintessentially British touch to the day. Memorable, stunning and very stiff upper lip. Huzzah!
Why not have something different at your show or fete, with our unique team of British birds of prey? We pride ourselves in probably being the only full British bird of prey display in the country.
Marvel at the kestrel you normally see hovering alongside the motorway, actually strutting his stuff in the arena in front of your eyes. The miniature Merlin – Britain’s smallest bird of prey, and traditionally the ladies bird – whizzing around, or the lazy red kite floating about the arena. While there is nothing wrong with hybrid falcons or fancy American or tropical birds, you cannot beat (we think) our solid, steadfast British Birds or Prey, even down to our own English owls.
Yes, at some displays you might see a pair of Harris Hawks, but why not go back in time and see a Buzzard, a bird that we used before the Harris Hawks came along. Our pure Peregrines are always a wow factor, hitting speeds of up to 190 mph, snatching a lure. You say, “So what, a British Bird of Prey display?” I say, “Put 2 and 2 together and get 4.” See close up and working birds that you would normally see at a distance, or disappearing into the wild, blue yonder. These birds are more striking and beautiful than people realise. We travel the length and breadth of Britain with our display team. So, why not bring us to your event?
Our flying displays involve using mainly English birds as we think they have tended to be forgotten about.
Come and see our graceful Barn Owl floating around the arena
Kevin our male Kestrel flying around making up to 60-100 feet and then hovering, dropping to sometimes a foot above the falconers head. Bob the peregrine chasing a lure and stooping at great speeds, Unusual to see, we use Leo, our Long-Eared Owl, sometimes, even rarer, we use Spindle our Sparrow hawk chasing a lure, marvel at his speed and agility. Various other English birds we use include a Red Kite, Buzzard, a Merlin and sometimes we fly a pair of Barn Owls together. We can do either 2 x 20 mins, or a single 45 minute display.
If you book a static display then we will arrive at an agreed time to set up our marquee, plus four wheel drive and transport trailer. The birds we use can vary from an English bird display (including owls) to a mixed nationality of birds. We would normally bring 6-8 birds depending on whether we are doing solely static or a combined static flying displays. At all our displays, an experienced falconer is on hand at all times to answer any questions and queries about our birds, falconry and birds of prey in general, to the best of our ability. Our static displays last for as long as you want us for.