FALCONRY

If you are lucky enough to live fairly near to a Falconry Centre then not only do you have the opportunity to see these magnificent birds but it is also a good place to practise photographing birds in flight. I consider myself very very lucky as I have 3 places within 25 miles of home to put my attempts at flight photography into practise. Two Falconers who have become my friends are the best in the country (my opinion and I stick to it) based in North Yorkshire and are contracted to display their skills and that of their Eagles, Owls and Vultures at Warwick Castle during the summer season where they also do Falconry Courses. For further details contact Chris O'Donnell at www.hawkexperience.co.uk. During the Winter they run courses, corporate days, Eagle Flying, Hunting etc from the Yorkshire base. See the website for more up to date information. The other place that is handy to me is the Yorkshire Dales Falconry and Conservation Centre near Skipton where some of the pictures shown here were taken although some of the larger Eagles are not there now. The Rabbit Hunting pictures were taken with Chris and Paul and their pal Brian on Pen-y-Ghent. 

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An afternoons rabbiting with Chris, Paul and Brian plus two Goshawks and a Ferret.  

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WESLEY. White Headed Vulture.

 Saved by Chris from a very bad home and cost hundreds of pounds in Vet's fees to get healthy.

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People on Falconry courses.

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More pictures taken at Falconry's.

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Vera - Lappet Faced Vulture. One of my favourite birds and the biggest up to now.

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