Thursday, 11 June 2015

Harris Hawks

Today we had the enormous privilege of being able to meet these two beauties. 

We went to Poundbury near Dorchester, where their owner patrols the area with them to reduce the numbers of seagulls (there were no seagulls or pigeons in sight - it was wonderful). They don't hunt as he feeds them, but their presence is enough to scare the other birds away. 

We all had the chance to wear the glove and feed the male bird (the female bird was more timid) and it was wonderful to see them upclose and in such a nice location. 

Afterwards, all the children enjoyed playing in the little park in the sunshine. 

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