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Full Day Experience
Our full day package is for true bird and conservation lovers. It has slightly more information on husbandry and dietary needs. It will also give you more birds to handle and fly with. We meet at the Ty Newyedd Country Hotel for refreshments before we head onto the farm.
Once the we head out onto 250 acres where we will fly the Harris Hawks, they are a pack hunter so we become part of the pack and interact with the birds by flushing and working with them to give them as much stimulation as possible. There will be plenty of handling and flights to the glove with images possible. The walk can take up to 1 hour 30 minutes but can be catered to suit all needs and fitness.
Once back with the Hawks we head to our local disused church located next to the farm. Built during medieval times the building and environment is ancient and an amazing venue to fly and experience our species of owls. We look at adaptations and environment so you get a better understand of the importance of hunting by sound and silent flight.
We then head back to the hotel for light lunch.
We head on the the Moel Penderyn, a small hill located next to the farm. This is where yo will experience Rupert our Gyr/Saker, at this area Rupert can gain height in the right conditions and cover over 10 miles in 30 minutes and produce stoops of over 1000ft. This is where you get a good look at the importance of out telemetry system and how we use it to showcase research. You will also be given a chance to swing a lure but not when the bird is out of the van.
Once Rupert is back down to the lure we then get our smallest but very beautiful Buzzard Eagle out and again take her up on the the Moel. With a wingspan of 5ft and truly stunning plumage Takora again can use her wing loading to show great slope soaring with speeds capable of 100mph.
What Is Needed
Good fitness is important as we shall be walking up inclines and covering distance when with the Hawks.
Good footwear and clothing is essential, we advise wearing trousers at all times of year, and of course a camera.
Toilets and safe parking is provided at the hotel and farm.
This is a weather dependant experience, if weather conditions are not suitable the we shall re schedule the date to suit your needs. We do not re fund experience vouchers and experiences booked need to be undertaken within 6 months.
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