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Eagles are one of the world’s largest birds of prey; they are magnificent, powerfully built and skilful predators. At The Coniston Falconry Centre you can handle and fly these exceptional birds through the eagle experience.
The day begins meeting the professional falconer at The Falconry Centre on the Coniston Country Estate. On arrival you can enjoy a complimentary tea and coffee before the excitement of the day begins. The Falconer shall begin the eagle experience with a brief history of falconry, an introduction to the beautiful birds of prey homed at the Falconry Centre and then a question and answer session.
The morning is spent preparing you for handling and flying an eagle. You shall have hands on experience with the smaller species of birds of prey such as hawks, buzzards and owls. Through this preparation you shall gain confidence, learn how to handle the birds correctly and familiarise yourself with the weight of the various birds.
You shall then break for lunch at The Coniston Hotel where you can enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches and real chips before heading back to the Falconry Centre for the afternoon session.
You will spend the afternoon being introduced to and flying the eagles. Due to the different temperaments of the eagles each bird must be handled, treated and flown in a different way. The day will give you an overview of how best to deal with each of the birds.
Eagles fly free which means, weather permitting, you may well see one of these magnificent birds stooping towards you from one thousand feet - a sight you will never forget!
The Eagle experience is a truly unforgettable day and an experience not to be missed!
For further information regarding Eagle Experience in the Yorkshire Dales please call 01748 900 420 and quote DB033.
The morning Eagle Experience starts at 9.00am and finishes at 1.00pm
The afternoon Eagle Experience starts at 1.00pm and finishes at 5.00pm
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