I was recently asked if i would accompany a gentleman of mine, James, to an afternoon Birds of Prey Experience, followed by an overnight. With a love for owls in particular i did not hesitate! The setting was gorgeous, surrounded by green rolling hills. The experience was just James and i and a handler, so very personal. We were shown around the enclosures and introduced to around 30 plus different species of Birds of Prey including a Harris Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel, a Merlin, Snowy owl, Long eared owl and a European Eagle owl. All the different owls were just stunning. I thought i would be more interested in the owls, but actually i have a new found love and respect for all the birds. We were lucky enough to fly a Barn owl, African Eagle owl, Kestrel, Red Kite and even a Vulture! I can`t explain how amazing it feels to be so close so them and how it feels when they are flying towards your gloved hand! A brilliant experience that i will never forget.
Back to a lovely hotel where i thanked James in my own special way for inviting me on such a great date 😉 A delicious dinner was had in the pub next door. Being a classy bird that i am, i opted for the Trio of local sausage, mash, onion gravy and veg. I kid ye not they were the best sausages i have ever tasted! Working out a £5 a sausage so they should be! lol. Dessert was a Sticky Toffee pudding to share. It was Masterchef standard! So light and fluffy! We then retired back to the room for…………..well i`ll leave that to your imagination! The next morning i was fed and watered with a full English and driven safely home. James left with a huge smile and a spring in his step! Thankyou for inviting me! xxx