Month: February 2015

Taking flight at Leeds Castle

I was lucky enough to meet Pringle the Tawny Owl from Leeds Castle’s falconry on my visit to this year’s Excursions, the annual group travel exhibition held at London’s Alexandra Palace. Found in England, Scotland and Wales, Tawny Owls are responsible for the characteristic courtship ‘twit-twooo’, which is actually a duet between male and females. […]

International Centre for Birds of Prey

Achieving charitable status in January 2015, the International Centre for Birds of Prey offers a wonderful day out for any age! Get close to the birds for spectacular photographic opportunities, watch eagles soar, falcons stoop, owls amuse, and hawks and vultures entertain. There are daily flying demonstrations – whatever the weather – during which the passionate staff will […]