Thursday, 10 September 2009
What a stunning autumn day, cool in the morning, it was chilly last night too when I took the dogs out last thing, and this morning a northerly wind coming up the field so all the birds flew well. We rehearsed with Kate Humble and her producer with some of the birds and then did the 11.30 demonstration, the Yellow-billed Kites Theft and Deception were stunning, just so agile in the air and catching every piece of meat with unerring accuracy. Sedge was asleep on someone lap, he was not impressed.

The 2.00 demonstration was even more fun as the eagle disappeared trying for height, so we flew Hemp the Eurasian Eagle Owl, poor girl, no one took much notice of her because two wild Hobby's came over and were giving us a tremendous show of flying in the autumn sun. Then a Buzzard came to show off too. Finally the Eagle dropped in from about 200 feet and the owl said 'sod it' and went into a sulk!!

The two new Harris Hawks are coming along, Holly's bird will get a name soon as it is ready to got loose, Adam's is not far behind, but he could not fly it today as he is lame! and not even from one of his extreme sports either.

It really has been the most glorious few days, with more to come it appears. I do think the autumn is quite my favourite time of the year. With stunning colours, crisp mornings, sunny days, evenings not too early, and cool nights, what could be nicer.



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It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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