17th May 2017
We are having a brief respite from events for a few weeks to get things done at home. This last week we have attended three really exciting business meetings; one in the Scottish Highlands, one at Newmarket Horse Racing Museum and one at Windsor Castle…..all will hopefully lead to interesting future projects. We have been given special permission by THE QUEEN to fly our birds at her small house in Windsor as part of a unique family day so we are really thrilled! There are various training days coming up this month in preparation for the late May Bank Holiday on which we have a triple booking – our biggest challenge yet! So we have drafted in various colleagues to cover all our events which include:-
1. The first ever jousting tournament at Beeston Castle in Cheshire. It’s an early medieval event which makes it particularly unusual for a joust to which we will be sending our friends from Out on a Wing Falconry to provide the flying displays.
2. A Very Victorian Day Out at Witley Court in Worcestershire to where we will be sending The Falconry School to represent us as part of the proceedings.
3. An Elizabethan Progress event at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire which includes a dedicated display of hawking and falconry from horseback which requires both of us to be present.
On a separate note we wish to announce that we will be reducing the inclusion of owls at our events over the next few years. We are getting sent further and further afield with more regularity making our work less and less suitable for the fragile owl family. It is becoming more difficult to find events of a suitable nature in which to include owls and so we will be slowly phasing them out of the main flying team. Do not come along to our events expecting to see owls (plural) in the future, at best you might see one but sometimes you won’t see any!