Harris Hawk Experience Day with Mike Gale.
Hi All, on the 19/02/2012, I went on a Harris Hawk Experience Day, Run by my nephew Mike Gale, near UPAVON, in The Vale of Pewsey, Wilts. If you would like to go on a day out with Mike and his birds please contact Mike on 07538835581. I hope you enjoy my Blog
Mike with Rocky, an 18 month old male Harris Hawk.
Izzy a 4 year old Female Harris Hawk.
Mike with 1 of his Prize Ferrets.
Some of Mike's Ferrets.
A good warren near this bush
Mike and Kayleigh put the Ferrest to work.
Izzy was quickly on the Rabbit.
Izzy, swiftly Killed the Rabbit.
One of the Red kites disturbing Izzy.
Rocky a Typical young lad playing in puddles.
A young buck looking on.
A young male with 2 Doe's.
Two more Doe's of the young buck's Harem.
Deb and Mike Looking on at the Deer.
Does he really have to go back in?
Oh Mum, Can i have one pleeeeeeeeeeeeease?
Is he really going to have a bath?
Come on time for your bath.
Now he's filling the bath over there, umph.
Oh stop your moaning, you were the one playing in puddles.
Do you have to stare when i'm naked?
There you don't scrub up to bad.
On the day out with Mike, There was, My wife Debbie and my Granddaughter Kayleigh & Myself. Mike has permission to work 4 local farms near to Upavon, so he chose one local to me. We took out 4 Ferrets and Izzy & Rocky the two Harris Hawks. when we found a good Warren with a lot of rabbits Mike and Kayleigh set the Ferrets to work, very quickly there was a rabbit out and izzy was onto it, She swiftly killed her prey, but she was disturbed by 5 Red Kites, so we left the warren once we recovered Rocky from playing in the puddles. On the way back we came across some deer. There was a buck and four Doe's oblivious of us looking down on them, untill we startled a young rabbit. Time to leave the Deer and Get a young Ferret smelling Kayleigh home, so lets get the ferrets back into there boxes & wash the birds off. My wife, Deb, Kayleigh and I would just like to say a very big thanks to Mike for a Great day. If you would like to see more of the Hawk Experience day please visit my Flickr gallery. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevs4000/
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