Press & Media Features About Our Birds of Prey Adventures
When we visited Aire View Infant School we took along 6 very different owls, ranging in size from a tiny grey Scops owl all the way up to a huge golden Eagle owl. The children had been learning about nocturnal animals, so one of the things we explained was how you can tell the difference between owls which hunt in the day and those which hunt at night, just by looking into their eyes!
10th May 2013
Birds of prey wow families at Hopton Village Fete
Birds of prey, Japanese martial arts and morris dancers were some of the attractions enjoyed by hundreds of people at this village fair.
30th July 2017
Mackinder’s eagle owl goes in for the kill
Mackinder’s eagle owl goes in for the kill
12th May 2017
Bird on the wing: Missing falcon back home at Royal Armouries in Leeds
Murphy the Merlin was taking part in Tuesday’s 3pm falconry display at the museum in Leeds Dock when he disappeared from sight.
4th August 2016
Flying lessons in Oxenhope for cast of Leeds drama Kes
Accompanied by the creative team the cast were shown how to use lures and fly kestrels like Billy Caspar, the main character in Kes.
6th May 2016
KES Cast Flying High At Yorkshire Falconry Centre
During the visit the Playhouse team learnt about the art of falconry. They were shown how to use lures and fly kestrels like Billy Caspar, the main character in KES.
30th April 2016
Bird in the Hand - Horse & Country Magazine
Kate Hall for Horse and Countryside magazine visited us in August this year to do a little article about Bird of Prey Experiences that bird of prey/falconry centres offer. She had the oppertunity to meet all of our birds and she flew Julianne our Hooded Vulture, Willow our Red Kite and Toby one of our Harris Hawks. It was a glorious sunny day and the birds performed beautifully, if you would like to purchase the article and find out more, visit Horse and Countrysides website via the link below.
12th December 2015
Feathered visitors descend on Oakbank School in Keighley
Feathered visitors descended on Oakbank as part of a celebration marking World Falconry Day. We took our Birds to Oakbank School in Keighley as part of the Countryside alliance's Falconry 4 Schools project. This project is free for schools to do as it is funded by the Countryside Alliance and aims to teach students the history of Falconry and about how to care and look after Birds of Prey.
2nd December 2015
Bronte Vintage Gathering attracts the crowds
excerpt: "THOUSANDS of people descended on an annual extravaganza in aid of the Manorlands Hospice over the weekend. The Bronte Vintage Gathering spectacular took place in fields off Haworth Road, Cullingworth, attracting plenty of excited visitors.
10th May 2015
All the fun of the great outdoors indoors
excerpt: "Youngsters enjoyed the fun of the great outdoors indoors as the popular Springtime Live showcase returned to the Great Yorkshire showground.
22nd March 2015
Catch Me Daddy
When the producers of the 2015 film "Catch Me Daddy" approached us, looking to feature one of our birds of prey, we were delighted to offer them Oslo's assistance (one of our Harris hawks).
22nd January 2015
Birds of prey make flying visit to Ingrow Primary School
excerpt: "Five children were chosen from each year group to spend two days with the feathered predators.
13th April 2014
Merlin Top Primary School pupils get hands-on with birds of prey
excerpt: "Bird of prey experts took a merlin to Merlin Top Primary School in Braithwaite for two days of special lessons.
10th March 2014
Owls swoop in to meet pupils at Silsden
excerpt: "About 150 Key Stage One pupils enjoyed the visit last Wednesday and some of them filmed the event in the school hall.
17th May 2013
Owls lesson is a real hoot for Silsden pupils
excerpt: "The feathered visitors included a huge Eagle Owl, and the pupils were allowed to briefly hold one of the smaller birds. The SMJ staff told the children interesting facts about owls, explaining why different species have different coloured eyes.
12th May 2013
Lost falcon search joy...on Facebook
excerpt: "The bird had been found by a farmer, who managed to catch her using twine and a leg of lamb. He took her to his friend, wildlife artist Robert Fuller, whose knowledge of birds meant he knew exactly what type she was.
25th April 2013
Flight of the falcon evokes 'Kes' film
excerpt: "The artist’s extensive knowledge of birds of prey meant that he was able to identify the falcon immediately and advertise its loss on his Facebook page, where he has a large following of bird lovers.
20th April 2013
Barnsley's real life Kes
excerpt: "In the Ken Loach film, the kestrel meets a miserable end. But when another lad lost his bird of prey in Barnsley, there was a happier ending - thanks to Facebook
18th April 2013
Barnsley teenager awarded falconry 'Kes Award'
excerpt: "Forty years after the film was made, life is now imitating art as a teenager from Barnsley has turned his troublesome past into a positive future.
10th June 2011
The real life Kes: Teenager shuns a life of crime after forging friendship with a bird of prey
excerpt: "The Kes Project is an eight-week course aimed at Ben achieving a Lantra Beginning Falconry Award.
28th April 2011