Sunday, 25 January 2015

Hawk Walk Experience Christmas gift...................... really looking forward to it

We received a wonderful Christmas gift from my grandson Arthur.

A One-Hour Hawk Walk Experience for two.

The Hawk Walk Experience... description from their website.

"Feel the rush of wind beneath a bird of preys wings as it lands on your gloved fist in an exilarating experience you will never forget".
"With a sociable Harris Hawk for company enjoy a stroll through the Cheshire countryside with a friend or loved one and learn about these beautiful birds of prey".


"Handle and fly a barn owl, kestrel or another bird of prey while you enjoy an hour-long walk".

 We watched a falconry display while visiting at the Cheshire Show last June.

 All the images on this post were taken then.

 "Bring your camera along to take photographs of the birds"  says the website.

You bet we will.
I hope to have plenty of images to share when we get to handle the birds.
We have to use the voucher by the 25th of March so will be booking our trip soon.

Linking to The Bird D'potOur World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

30 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Andrew.

Annie Irving said...

Stunning images. Looking forward to seeing more when you use your voucher. Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! arthur is quite the grandkid! :)

Michelle said...

What a gift! I am already looking forward to the images of your trip!

Marie said...

That's going to be an amazing experience! LOVE these photos! Can't wait to see what you get when you are able to go. What a wonderful gift!

mick said...

That is a very imaginative gift - I look forward to seeing your photos and reading about the whole experience.

carol l mckenna said...

All really beautiful photos of nature's gems! Wow!

Happy week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Fun60 said...

What a thoughtful present.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool experience! I love all the raptors and the owl. Wonderful photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

VERY COOL! I look forward to your future photos!

Laura said...

wow, these are fantastic… that first image of the bird in flight is amazing!

Felicia said...

these images are gorgeous.

can't wait to see the next ones.

I love the barn owl, what great detail in the feathers.

Rajlakshmi said...

the close ups are stunning. wonderful photography.

Adam Jones said...

What a great present and a lovely looking Barn Owl.

Siv- Anita said...

Stunning photos.
And such a great gift, sure can understand you are looking forward to it

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How super is that. YOu must have been a really good granddad! (and dad, as I suspect that little guy had some help in choosing that wonderful gift). can't wait for the pictures.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic image and what the most wonderful Christmas gift. I never heard of that before.

Christian Weiß said...

Great details and wonderful photos.

Bethany Carson said...

Those are remarkably beautiful birds! Great shots! That must have been an awesome experience.

Findlay Wilde said...

They are beautiful birds

Pat said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift to receive. Can't wait to see your photos.

magda and crew in australia said...

I don't blog enough or visit enough, but am so glad to find you are still blogging Andrew.
Visiting from WBW.

I'm sighing with pleasure by your beautiful photos.
The Barn Owl's markings are truly exquisite.

What a great gift you've been given. The words you've quoted from the website are very enticing and imagery filling.

The last photo is ultra beautiful.

One aspect about the internet is discovering just how many gloriously beautiful interesting birds share this planet with us.
I think we are truly fortunate, and folk like you give folk like the opportunity to see them in a personal way.
Thanks

BumbleVee said...

Oh, wow.... such a gift! The photos of the birds are amazing...can't wait to see yours from the walk....

Hannah said...

What a fun experience, and to look forward to the close encounter. The owl up close is fantastic, I can hardly see the beak for all the feathers, and the little black and white feathers that make little streaks on the light feathers are amazing, too. The last hawk has a cute expression on its face, too.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh Andrew, you might expect I loved this for you all and sure wish we had something similar to see around here. My friend who is a Master Falconer just got a male Harris Hawk yesterday. He was looking forward to his arrival. I will get to see one then for the first time when I go visit soon. The birds, the photography here is splendid, bravo~

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds! What a great gift. I'm sure you will enjoy the tour.

Adam Tilt said...

Look forward to seeing how your day went Andrew.

Stewart M said...

Always great to see some BOPs close up.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Liz said...

These are fabulous images, Andrew!

Valerie said...

Stunning images Andrew - thank you so much for sharing. That shot of the barn owl is breath-taking!