Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore climbs the 332 steps of the Salisbury Cathedral tower to meet a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons and their four chicks. Records appear to indicate the presence of these birds of prey at the cathedral since the mid 1800s. The last time the peregrines bred here was in 1952 until they returned […]
It’s World Environment Day today and to celebrate we bring you news of the falcons and hawks at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. The castle, home of the Earls of Sutherland, is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the falconry displays are highly praised by both locals and visitors, taking place […]
A new state-of-the-art falconry centre has opened at nature and adventure park Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. Falcons, hawks, eagles, vultures and owls have all taken up residence.
During a recent trip to the Isle of Wight, I visited Monkey Haven with my daughter – an award-winning animal sanctuary with charity status located a short drive from the island’s centre of Newport. On arrival, we were welcomed by friendly staff who handed us an activity booklet, packed full of fascinating facts and a […]
Birdworld in Farnham, Surrey launches the Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament this month, a brand new exhibit created in collaboration with the World Owl Trust to educate and raise awareness of these magnificent birds. The beautifully crafted display has been named in honour of the best selling fantasy author, Sir Terry Pratchett, as a tribute to […]
A British filmmaker is celebrating after her award-winning short film has been officially selected for three prestigious film festivals in Scotland and France. Lisa Marley’s Red Sky on the Black Isle, a documentary about the plight of birds of prey in the Highlands of Scotland, will be screened at the Aberdeen Film Festival, Hebrides International […]
Get up close to fabulous birds of prey at this great conservation and education centre situated on the edge of Loch Neagh in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. The sanctuary is run voluntarily by staff, so all proceeds from entry fees go towards the care and conservation of owls from around the world. There are […]