Today saw a large family outing to see one of my nephews help in a falconry display. This was the culmination of a Summer attending South Cave falconry for lessons.
A few of the birds.
The last time we visited was just before Alice was born and the vultures were due to arrive. It was good to see these spectacular birds that sadly are becoming more endangered. Vultures carrion habits are important for stripping dead animals which helps stop disease spreading. Yesterday was vulture day and it’s worth spending time admiring these birds.
Alice took my dad round to explore. As well as the birds of prey they have a petting zoo. Alice seemed quite interested in the wallabies.
We saw the birds in flight.
Nephew Jacob helped with the display.
Jacob pictured with the kestrel he has been flying over the Summer.
Alice walking with Amy and Jacob.
South Cave falconry deserve praise for the work they do looking after these amazing birds. Many are rescued from owners who didn’t realise what effort training would be. The Summer school has given Jacob experience’s he isn’t going to forget soon. So if you are in the Hull area please pay them a visit.