93% of customers would recommend The Hawk Garden to a friend !

Thursday August 8, 2013

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Here are some of the wonderful comments left by The Hawk Garden customers 

  • Jim has a wonderful selection of birds of prey and encourages everyone to handle them and get involved. Clearly, he has a vast knowledge and understanding of these beautiful creatures which he's passionate to share with his guests. We are already recommending the hawk garden to our friends and relatives.
  • Thank you! It was fantastic and the guy was very entertaining and relayed information in a very engaging and inclusive way.
  • Really good day out. Jim was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time feeding and flying the birds. I would recommend it to anyone to take part.
  • Had a lovely day,highly recommended!
  • I actually bought this for my sons partner, she is fascinated by birds of prey, the guy who showed her round and talked about the birds and flew the birds was friendly and very knowledgeable, she had a great time.
  • If birds of prey are your thing then you must go!
  • Thank you for wonderful day.
  • Jim, who took us on the walk was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. His insight into the lives of the hawks was inspirational. The bird we flew was a Harris Hawk called PERU and we all handled her several times, a great experience and one we have already recommended to friends and family. In fact we are trying to arrange a time to go back with our grandchildren. You must try it !!!



Striated Caracara

Thursday December 15, 2011

 It is one hundred and eighty one years ago that Charles Darwin set off on his great Voyage Of the Beagle. On the 5th of September 1831 he was summoned to London to meet Robert FitzRoy the captain of HMS Beagle, it was explained to Darwin that he had been chosen to accompany FitzRoy as naturalist on his voyage around the world.

  Charles Darwin was just 21 years old, had never met the captain or heard of the ship. The Admiralty had charged FitzRoy with two missions, first to continue charting the coast of South America and to get accurate fixings of longitude by taking measurements on their round the world trip.

 The voyage would take Darwin to sea for up to four years but he was free to leave the ship at any time and return to england.On the 27th of December that year The HMS Beagle left Plymouth, they sailed across the Bay Of Biscay and out into the Atlantic Ocean.


Striated Caracara

Jim Brown, (1973-).

Tuesday November 29, 2011

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 One of my earliest memories is of holding my grandfathers hand as we walked around his bird garden, he would talk and whistle to the birds as he went about feeding, topping up the water and cleaning out aviaries.

 In 1999 I found myself sat on a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, the mountain was among the highest in South America and was in fact next to Peru's highest peak Huscaran.

 Having summited Pisco, I was sat just below the glacier when what I believe to be a Harris Hawk came and landed right in front of me only a few feet away.

 Now I don't think I was suffering from a spiritual awakening or it was the effect of the Matte de Coca tea but yes, I had a moment on a mountain.

 As the hawk and I gazed into each others eyes, my life flashed before me, my hopes, my dreams and all the good and bad times. In a split second the hawk was away, it opened its wings, looked over its shoulder and was taken by the Andean winds, it floated off and away over the high mountains leaving me alone again with my thoughts.


Millican Dalton, (1867-1947).

Tuesday November 29, 2011

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 I first heard of Millican Dalton nearly two decades ago.

Since then I have spent many nights by the fire in Englands most beautiful valley, Borrowdale, the home of Millican Dalton, The Keswick Caveman, The Monarch of the Valley, Professor of Adventure, Rock Climber and Mountain Guide.

 It was on a trip to this valley while sitting by the warmth of the fire that I heard the name Millican Dalton. He had lived in a cave a little way north of the valley where I was camping that night.





Steppe Eagle

Saturday November 19, 2011

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 I would like to start introducing the birds to everyone, So I thought I would start with Al, my Steppe Eagle. Al is captive bred from Austria and was imported to England around six years ago to be part of a breeding pair in Preston.

In the time Al spent with his new mate all they seemed to do is quarrel, fight, damage feathers and not have any chicks at all, not even any eggs! Someone decided eventually to have the pair DNA sexed and what do you know?

They were both boys!





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