Flying birds of prey in Cornwall

Zoe Ginster, a long-time customer of Woodlore’s and a familiar face on many of our courses and expeditions over the years, kindly sent in the following article with some great photos:

Hi Woodlore,

I recently spent a wonderful morning handling and flying birds of prey in North Cornwall with my mum Lyndon as her birthday treat!

Zoe with Twilight, the Kestrel

Zoe with Twilight, the Kestrel

We flew Storm, a magnificent Harris Hawk, Charli, a cheeky African Spotted Eagle Owl, Salt, the sweetest Barn owl, and had the privilege of handling Belle, a beautiful Sparrowhawk plus Twilight, a very inquisitive Kestrel, and Bramble, a stunning Eurasian Eagle Owl.  As well as viewing and learning about interesting breeds including a Russian Steppe Eagle.

Storm, the Harris Hawk

Storm, the Harris Hawk

Charli, the African Spotted Eagle Owl

Charli, the African Spotted Eagle Owl

Salt, the Barn Owl

Salt, the Barn Owl

Twilight, the Kestrel

Twilight, the Kestrel

8 thoughts on “Flying birds of prey in Cornwall

  1. S

    Love those photos!
    i mean, can that owl get any more superior?
    that is one owl with an attitude……..
    kinda makes you wonder about being on the business end of those beaks and talons though.
    What an experience!!!!!!!!

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  2. Rik White

    Excellent photos.Obviously some attributes of these impressive birds have rubbed off on you to be able to spot the Hyena tracks, i thought the were from a bear called Pudsey!

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