“We had a great half day with Alan and his birds. Firstly, we had a
tour of the aviary and were introduced to all his birds – our
favourite was Guinevere, a young eagle who couldn’t quite fly and had
the run of the garden. Then we went to the training ground, where Alan showed us how to fly a young Kestrel called Moos and Winston the  Barn Owl. After lunch we picked up Kia the Harris Hawk and went out into the lovely countryside behind Alan’s house. There we learnt how to launch her into the top of a convenient tree where she would wait whilst we
walked off for 70 yards or so. Then with a whistle she would fly onto
our outstretched arm. It was amazing to get a rabbit’s eye view of a hawk in attack mode!
After a mile or so and several flights, it was unfortunately time to
call it a day and Kia was carried home. All in all it was a very interesting and enjoyable day, and good to see the close bonds that Alan had with all his birds.”


Mr & Mrs Wright

“What a special experience Alan offered me last week in spending time with Kia, the beautiful Harris Hawk, flying and hunting through the quiet idyllic Bruton landscape. I was also introduced to and taught about Alan’s other wonderful birds of prey. Alan is obviously extremely passionate about the many birds of prey he cares for. I have learnt lots about the various birds, about their care and behaviour in the four hours. I found the whole experience very rewarding and relaxing. I highly recommend Alan’s falconry experience. Alan also includes and prepared an enjoyable lunch. I now am inspired to take up learning falconry with Alan in Spring 2017.”

Mrs A Stevens