|Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display
At the end of October Ray took a couple of the birds into Peterborough Academy to meet some very special Children.
A huge thank you to everyone who contacted us to tell us the website was not working - finally we are up and running again and the season has already started for us. Easter Bank holiday saw us at Kelmarsh Hall for one of the coldest weekends we have ever been to in 30 years.
Despite that, the birds all performed well - frost bite was averted and the gate was good -
A sincere apology to anyone who had hoped that we had retired (other displays) but its not yet time to hang up those leggings quite yet. Well maybe the leggings - but not the displays.
We look forward to seeing you all again this year. We appreciate the thousands of you who take the time to travel to shows just to see us - despite seeing us numerous times before.
Royal Welsh Show
Midland Game Fair.
This year will see us back at Alrewas on the 20th July 2013 - as you may recall from previous post - last year it was rained off - we are delighted that they have asked us back again - lets hope its a scorcher!
Have a great Summer - Lets do this...............x
Another year - another baby...
This is the rather beautiful baby Eagle Owl - aptly named Erdy (Erdy Birdy - an original name given to her by our Grandchildren)
Wet Weather Wash Outs.............
After nearly thirty years of giving falconry displays all over the Country - we had only been cancelled twice. Yet here - in 2012 - we have already had four shows cancel due to bad weather and it seems that the bad weather has not finished with us yet!
Pymoor Show, near Ely, was the first to go. A fantastic event - billed as one of the BEST Agricultural & Country shows in East Anglia. We would have been working with the wonderful Essex Dog Display - which is always a treat. If you are local or, indeed, don't mind traveling to a good show - then check out the website next year. http://www.pymoorshow.com
Next came Gatcombe Horse Trials.
A wonderful show that we have been lucky enough to have been booked for on many occasions. Once the bad weather had set in - I did have my doubts about whether the show would be able to go on. Gatcombe Park is a huge bowl shaped area situated on Princess Anne's Estate - If water was going to collect anywhere , we knew it would be there. Once before when the weather had been bad at Gatcombe but they decided to go ahead. We were told to make our way to the designated area - which meant negotiating down hill and then uphill to our spot. In the process of going back up hill the Lorry decided enough was enough. We stopped and waited for a tractor to help us out but not before being given a right royal dressing down from an understandably upset Princess Anne herself. I think Ray quite liked it !!!
Finally, this weekend - Alrewas show. A new show to us and a very exciting prospect. First started in 1879 and often referred to as The Little Royal - quite a compliment. Respecting the old ways of the rural show and combing it with modern attractions - Alrewas seems to have got the recipe just right. Again look for their website and make that journey to the beautiful countryside of Derbyshire and the Alrewas Show in 2013 http://www.alrewasshow.co.uk