Press & Media Features About Our Birds of Prey Adventures

Telegraph & Argus

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!

Telegraph & Argus

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.

The Huudersfield Daily Examiner

30th July 2017

Mackinder’s eagle owl goes in for the kill

Mackinder’s eagle owl goes in for the kill

The Times

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.

The Yorkshire Post

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.

Keighley News

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.

The Yorkshire Times

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.

Horse & Country

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.

Keighley News

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.

Telegraph & Argus

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.

Yorkshire Evening Post

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.

Keighley News

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.

Telegraph & Argus

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.

Craven Herald & Pioneer

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.

Keighley News

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.

Keighley News

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.

The Yorkshire Post

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

The Guardian

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.

The Daily Mail

28th April 2011