Archive for May, 2011
SATURDAY 21st MAY 2011
On Saturday the new CUVZS committee organised a daytrip to a local falconry centre. The event was a great introduction to raptor care, management and husbandry. Raptors present included the Harris hawk, peregrine falcon, saker, eurasian kestrel and barn owl. There were even some chicks to help feed- a young barn owl and eurasian eagle owl!
Picking up and carrying were demonstrated and practised by the participants, and a flying display was given.
Feeding and weight managment and breeding were discussed, and the participants the techniques for imping, coping, casting, splinting and crop tubing.
All in all a fantastic day out, with alot learnt about these stunning birds.
For more information on the trip, click the link: Flight of the Falcon
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