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Wonderful Beckett, Swift & Joyce as taken by wonderful Falconer Joe!

Posted: 05/09/17

Our wonderful Falconer Joe took this great photo recently of Beckett, Swift & Joyce when he flew them with guests during a recent Hawk Walk.

I love this photo of Beckett, Swift & Joyce that Joe took recently when he was flying them with guests on a recent Hawk Walk here.

Aztec soaring as captured by Jon Bennett

Posted: 30/06/17

Here is wonderful Aztec, as captured by Jon Bennett during his recent Hawk Walk flying Aztec with us. Aztec is the master of soaring.

Jon Bennett took this amazing photo of Aztec soaring. Jon flew Aztec during his recent Hawk Walk here. Aztec is the master of soaring!

Maya landing in slow motion

Posted: 26/04/17

Thank you to Lauren Daknis for this great slow motion video of Maya landing. Lauren flew wonderful Maya during her recent Hawk Walk with us. 

Beckett & Wilde in slow motion

Posted: 21/02/17

Thank you to the Kirby family for this brilliant slow motion video of wonderful Beckett & Wilde coming in to land during the Kirby family recent Hawk Walk with us.

Earrach & Wilde

Posted: 13/09/16

I love this photo of Earrach & Wilde that Joe took when he flew them on a Hawk Walk recently with castle guests. They think the new plant tubs are a great idea!

Joe took this great photo of Earrach & Wilde during a recent Hawk Walk. They think the new plant tubs in the castle gardens are a great addition!

Flying on Mount Gable

Posted: 15/05/16

Anya took this amazing photo when we flew 5 of the hawks up on nearby Mount Gable.

Anya captured this brilliant photo when we all took 5 of the hawks up onto nearby Mount Gable to fly. It is our favourite place to fly them.

'H is for Hawk' translator flying Joyce with us recently.

Posted: 06/04/16

Thank you to Mette Ottosson for this great photo of her Mum, Meta, flying Joyce with Ed recently. Meta is currently translating the wonderful book \'H is for Hawk\' into Swedish.

We were delighted to welcome Mette Ottosson, and her mother, Meta, here recently to fly the hawks with us. Meta is currently translating the wonderful book "H is for Hawk' into Swedish.

Dingle in action!

Posted: 06/11/15

Wendy Hryniw somehow managed to capture this great photo of Dingle in flight, he looks really fast in this photo! I love how far forward he throws his feet before landing.

Thank you to Wendy Hryniw for sending us this amazing photo of Dingle in flight. He looks really fast in this photo! and I love how far forward he flings his feet in preparation for landing!

Recent online article

Posted: 13/10/15

Thank you to Lillie Marshall for this great article that she has written, and posted online, about her recent Hawk Walk with us. http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2015/10/10/falconry-ireland/

Milly coming in to land!

Posted: 03/04/15

Milly coming in to land on Don Wilkinson as he flew her during his recent Hawk Walk with us. Deb Wilkinson captured this great landing moment.

I love this photo of Milly coming in to land on Don Wilkinson as he flew her recently during his Hawk Walk with us. Deb Wilkinson somehow managed to capture this great photo.

Hawk Walk guest online blog.

Posted: 15/12/14

Here is a link to a wonderful blog by the artist Aisling Kearney Burke about her recent Hawk Walk with us. http://dandelionsandpaintbrushes.com/2014/12/09/a-winter-hawk-walk-irelands-school-of-falconry-ashford-castle-co-mayo/

Posted: 02/07/14

This is a great video taken by some of our guests during their Hawk Walk with us.

Beautiful close-up from Rayvin Brewer.

Posted: 19/05/14

I love this brilliant close-up photo from Rayvin Brewer, it is absolutely stunning.

Rayvin Brewer sent us this fabulous close-up of Joyce from their recent Hawk Walk where they flew Joyce with her big sister Swift and her little brother Wilde.

Posted: 05/03/14

Here is Inca's latest training video. Last winter, Laura clicker-trained Inca (our young, female Peruvian Harris hawk) to pick up a specific pencil. This winter, Laura has taken her training a few stages further.

Three in the tree!

Posted: 13/12/13

Peter LoJacono & Janna Howley sent this brilliant photo of Earrach, Geimhreadh & Samhradh on one of the magical trees in our woods.

I love this photo that Peter LoJacono & Janna Howley sent in from their Hawk Walk. This amazing tree is one of our favourites from the woods surrounding us. The hawks are all "mouse hunting' by the look of them!

The Hohner Family Hawk Walk

Posted: 26/11/13

Wow, this great photo was sent in by Joe Hohner of True North Attitude.com.

Joe Hohner of truenorthattitude.com sent us some outstanding photos of his family Hawk Walk. Here is just one, but the others are in The Hohner Family Hawk Walk Gallery on the Gallery page. There are some great shots of Aztec & Chico landing and taking off.

Beautiful Rua at Age 13 years.

Posted: 08/11/13

Michael Rosenthal took this great photo of Rua while flying her recently. I love how it really shows off how big and formidable her talons are!!!

Thank you to Michael Rosenthal who sent us this brilliant photo of Rua when he flew her on his recent Hawk Walk. I love how this photo really shows off how big and formidable her talons are!!! She is looking and flying better than ever.

Incoming Inca!!

Posted: 29/09/13

Steve Armstrong & Kylie Begg sent this fabulous photo of Inca landing.

I love this fabulous photo of Inca landing that Steve Armstrong & Kylie Begg sent in from their recent family Hawk Walk with us.

Hawk Aerodynamics

Posted: 13/07/13

Here is fabulous Swift demonstrating how flexible the wingtip feathers are, how they are able to bend upwards to reduce wingtip vortices and thereby reduce drag, the same reason that modern aircraft now have wingtips that bend upwards!

This silhouette photo shows how flexible the wingtip feathers are, how far they can bend upward to reduce wingtip vortices and thereby reduce drag. This is the same reason that modern aircraft now have wingtips that bend upwards. Swift demonstrates this beautifully. Updates on the new babies will follow shortly - they have just reached the age where they can begin to fly!!

Musky and the new baby hawks.

Posted: 12/06/13

Musky, our black labrador, takes his baby-sitting duties very seriously, but did accidentally sit on the one behind him!!!! He has since apologised and no harm was done.

Musky, our black Labrador, takes his baby-sitting duties very seriously with the new baby hawks, but he did fail to notice the baby hawk behind him and accidentally sat on it moments after this photo was taken. He has since apologised and no harm was done!!

New Baby Harris hawks 2013!

Posted: 07/06/13

Three of the four new baby Harris hawks of 2013.

Here they are at last, three of the four new baby Harris hawks. On the left is a full sister to Maya, Aztec & Chico. Next to her is a full brother to Wilde, Stoker, Swift & Joyce. On the far right is a female Peruvian Harris hawk (full sister to Inca). There is a fourth one (a tiny male Peruvian Harris hawk) but he had to removed from the scene in disgrace after he refused to play nicely with the others!! Updates and more photos to follow shortly.

Posted: 20/04/13

Laura has done brilliantly with her winter project of clicker-training Inca, our Peruvian female Harris hawk, to retrieve a pencil! This video shows her latest progress.

Success!

Posted: 26/02/13

Training complete! Killary flies so low that his talon tips drag through the lake as he flies across!

Training complete! Killary flies so low across the lake that his talon tips drag through the water!

Showing improvement!

Posted: 26/02/13

Killary is making progress as he flies lower and lower over the lake in our efforts to re-create the Ladyhawke film scene where the hawk flies low over the water.

Killary is getting better and better at flying low across the lake in our efforts to re-create the scene from the film Ladyhawke where the hawk flies low over the water.

Re-creating Ladyhawke!

Posted: 26/02/13

Eoin shows his dedication here as he lies on a frosty pier on a cold morning as we try to re-create the scene from the film Ladyhawke where the hawk flies low over the water!

We have had great fun trying to re-create the scene from the film Ladyhawke where the hawk flies low over water. Eoin shows great dedication here as he lies on a frosty pier on a freezing morning!

On your bike!!!!

Posted: 12/12/12

Rua taking off from the bike!

Using the bike is a great way for us to exercise the hawks during winter. Here is Aurelie flying the brilliant Rua yesterday.

On your bike!!!

Posted: 12/12/12

Rua landing on the bike!

Coming in to land!

Chico take-off!

Posted: 03/12/12

Anne & Lisa Hansknecht sent this great photo of Chico taking off when they flew him & his brother Aztec on their recent Hawk Walk with us.

Thank you to Anne & Lisa Hansknecht for this fantastic photo of Chico taking off. They flew him and his brother Aztec on their recent Hawk Walk with us and captured some brilliant photos.

Fomhar

Posted: 26/09/12

Here is beautiful Fomhar, by popular request of Mike Logan who requested an up to date photo of him.

Here is an up to date photo of Fomhar for Mike Logan who flew him recently and wanted to see him again. He is an outstanding hawk, always looks immaculate and is one of the fastest and most powerful fliers that we have.

Sox!

Posted: 26/09/12

Sox, belonging to Mark (a.k.a. Holmes to us!). We are missing them both, but they will be back again next summer.

Here is wonderful Sox. He couldn't decide whether to have ears that flop down or ears that stick up so he went for one of each! We are all missing him and Holmes, but they have promised to be back again next summer.

Inca in mid-stoop!

Posted: 07/08/12

Inca stooping. We have all got very attached to little Inca, our small Peruvian female Harris hawk, she is very talkative and sees no reason to stop while stooping!!

Here is little baby Inca, our Peruvian female Harris hawk, now about 3 months old, in mid-stoop. She is very chatty and sees no reason to stop during flying!!

Maya & Inca flying, August 2012.

Posted: 07/08/12

Maya & Inca play-fighting to improve their fitness and flying and hone their hunting skills.

Here is Maya & Inca play-fighting. All four babies are doing fantastically. The two boys (Aztec & Chico) have started doing Hawk Walks and are just starting to do Hawk Walks together. The girls are still a little bit behind the boys. Here they are play-fighting to improve their fitness and flying and hone their hunting skills.

Laurel Onfrichuk flying Dingle.

Posted: 27/07/12

Dingle looks huge as he lands on Laurel Onfrichuk when she flew him with us recently.

Laurel Onfrichuk sent in this great photo of Dingle landing on her glove. He looks huge in this photo! More photos from Laurel's recent Hawk Walk, flying Fomhar with us, are in the July 2012 Guest Gallery page.

Aztec's Second Ever Hawk Walk!

Posted: 15/07/12

Jackie Nichols with Aztec on his second ever Hawk Walk!

Here is Jackie Nichols with Aztec on his second ever Hawk Walk. This was a bit more challenging for him as he encountered some dogs during his Hawk Walk. This phased him somewhat and he did sit in a tree and lose concentration for a bit longer than he should! Jackie did a great job with him and was very patient, even when he landed on her camera instead of the glove!

Aztec's First Ever Hawk Walk!!!

Posted: 10/07/12

Aztec on his first ever Hawk Walk!!! Thank you to Patrick Daniel for this great photo of Aztec as his wife, Kathryn, flew him on his first Hawk Walk just the other day.

Here he is! Aztec in the middle of his first ever Hawk Walk. Patrick Daniel took this outstanding photo as his wife, Kathryn, was flying Aztec on his first Hawk Walk just the other day. He was very good and there weren't too many crash landings! Patrick took several brilliant photos and they are all in the Baby Harris hawks of 2012 Gallery. Aztec is still ahead of the other 3 babies, but only just. Chico is right behind him and even little Inca is catching up, although the other three keep bullying her!

The baby Harris hawks of 2012 at 9 weeks old!

Posted: 29/06/12

The class of 2012 at 9 weeks old. From the front is:- Maya (female), Inca (Peruvian female), Aztec (male) & Chico (male).

Here they all are, this years baby Harris hawks. They are all flying free and making very good progress indeed. Considering their young age they are all quite advanced along their training and taking everything in their stride. Individual progress reports follow below.

Maya at 9 weeks old!

Posted: 29/06/12

Maya at 9 weeks old, the big female, she discovered some moss on a stone today and spent a happy ten minutes plucking it. Then she spotted a red squirrel and spent a happy ten minutes watching that. She didn't think it important that we were asking her to fly to us for a food reward and reckoned we could wait!

Here is Maya, the big female baby Harris hawk. She is going to be huge! She did the most flying she has ever done today and went the highest up a tree that she has ever been, all of which seemed to shock her a bit!

Aztec at 9 weeks old!!

Posted: 29/06/12

Aztec, is the most advanced of the four, he is a natural flier and has the hang of it already.

Here is Aztec, one of the male baby Harris hawk brothers. He gets the Gold Star award and is way ahead of the others. He is likely to do his first ever Hawk Walk any day now!!!

Chico at 9 weeks old!!

Posted: 29/06/12

Chico at 9 weeks old, he flew his best ever today, but did have a few crash landings! He puts his feet down far too early in advance of landing and you have to almost

Here is Chico. He is only just behind his high-flying brother and will be ready to do his first ever Hawk Walk very soon!! He dangles his legs down as he flies and, when he is coming in to land, you have to almost catch him on the glove or he misses completely!

Inca at 8 and a half weeks old!

Posted: 29/06/12

Inca, at 8 and a half weeks old!! Flying free already (only just!!), tends to scare easily and the others seem to pick on her if we don't look out for her!

Here is Inca, the little Peruvian female Harris hawk. She is flying free, but only just and, at the moment, is scared of her own shadow.

The babies at four weeks old!!

Posted: 01/06/12

It took an age to get everyone to please sit still!!

Here they are at four weeks old! We now know that we have two boys and two girls. They are still living in the house with us in the evenings and at the Falconry School by day, but it is total chaos. The two boys are not happy with the high perches we provide for them and prefer our kitchen table! The two girls are no trouble at all and just stay in bed!

Adolescence is such a difficult phase!

Posted: 01/06/12

Adolescence is a particularly difficult phase!!! At four weeks old!

There was a comical moment last night as this chap tried to fly the length of the kitchen! It was clear, shortly after take-off, that he had over-faced himself and he hung briefly in the air, as they do in cartoons, before crash landing on the floor!

This one has had a bad hair day all day!!!

Posted: 21/05/12

This one has had a bad hair day all day!

There have been a few bad hair days, but this one has been particularly bad!!!

The new arrivals!

Posted: 20/05/12

The class of 2012!!! Our four new babies have arrived.

Here they are, the four new babies at three weeks old! We think we have two brothers and a sister and one smaller Peruvian Harris hawk (possibly female???). She is four days younger than the others and so obvious because of less feather development. We will keep you posted and more photos to follow shortly.

Baby Harris hawks in Arizona!

Posted: 16/05/12

Thank you to Joanne Black for sending this fabulous photo of three baby Harris hawks in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Joanne Black sent us this fantastic photo of some 4 week old baby Harris hawks in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our own babies are currently two weeks old and are about to have their first photo shoot if they will sit still long enough, or stay awake long enough! Hopefully, photos of the new arrivals will follow soon.

Ferret friends!

Posted: 08/05/12

Mairi & Seamus Shea with Jacob and one of the ferrets. There is nothing to beat the lingering odour of ferret that stays with you for days after!!!

Thank you to the Shea family for sending in this great photo of Mairi & Seamus with Jacob and one of his beloved ferrets. There is nothing to beat the lingering aroma of ferret that stays with you forever more after you have touched one!

Height record smashed!!!

Posted: 30/04/12

Reg, our 21 yr old Ferruginous hawk outdid himself when his altimeter told us he had reached 4,589 feet!!!

Here is Reg, our 21 yr old Ferruginous Hawk that we have had since he was a baby. He has just smashed his previous height record. His tiny altimeter read.......4,589 feet!!!!

New heights reached!!

Posted: 12/04/12

Reg, our 21 year old Ferruginous Hawk has excelled himself today and reached the grand height of 2,078 feet!!! Smashing his old record of 1,575 ft. We can hear the scream of air rushing through his bells when he stoops vertically down to us from these heights!

Reg, our 21 year old Ferruginous Buzzard has excelled himself and beaten his previous height record. His altimeter has recorded 2,078 feet!!! Smashing his old record of 1,575ft. We have had him since he was a baby and we have flown him almost every day since. We never tire of watching him "stoop' (vertically) from these tremendous heights when we call him down to us for his food reward.

Wilde showing off again!

Posted: 30/03/12

James took this great photo of Wilde showing off how good his flying has become now that he is nearly one year old!

Here is Wilde showing off how good his flying skills have become now that he is nearly one year old!

In other news, Reg (our 21 year old Ferruginous Hawk) was clocked at 1,300 feet by our small altimeter in the warm weather yesterday. Let's hope for a hot summer and see if he can beat last years record height of 1,575 feet!!

 

Wilde - Upside-down!!!

Posted: 16/03/12

What a great photo of Wilde climbing up and tipping upside down to catch a piece of meat we have thrown up for him. Audra Dalton & Leah Macdonald somehow managed to capture this moment during their recent Hawk Walk.

Thank you to Audra Dalton & Leah MacDonald for this great photo of Wilde climbing up to catch a piece of meat we threw up for him then twisting upside down at the vital moment to grab it!! How on earth did they manage to capture this split-second moment? Considering he isn't quite one year old yet, he is showing off some impressive aerial skills!

Amazing photos of Joyce & Dingle.

Posted: 06/03/12

Marianne MacDonald and Elizabeth Rose took this outstanding photo of Dingle after their recent Hawk Walk. What a stunning photograph.

Thank you very much to Marianne MacDonald and Elizabeth Rose for these two outstanding photographs of Dingle and Joyce from their recent Hawk Walk. Absolutely stunning.

 

 

 

Beautiful close-up of Joyce.

Posted: 06/03/12

Thank you very much to Marianne MacDonald and Elizabeth Rose for this brilliant close-up of beautiful Joyce.

The detail in this photo is amazing.

 

A hidden Owl family in Costa Rica!

Posted: 23/02/12

Here is the lovely owl family that Lauren & Jason Brown somehow spotted in Costa Rica.

How on earth did Lauren & Jason Brown manage to spot this Owl family in a tree in Costa Rica recently! Thank you so much for sending in the photo. You can see a full photo of the tree they were in and how well camouflaged they were in this months guest gallery.

 

Aoife and Milly reunited.

Posted: 06/02/12

This is a stunning photo of Aoife flying Milly by the lake.

Aoife sent this stunning photo of her flying Milly by the lake recently. Aoife used to work with us and returned recently to visit all her human and hawk friends! It was lovely to see you again Aoife, we all miss having you around. There are a few more of Aoife's brilliant photos in the February Guest Gallery.

 

 

 

A budding falconer in the making!

Posted: 25/01/12

Adam Hynes flying Fomhar recently. Adam has taken a Hawk Walk with us many times and is becoming something of a young expert!

Here is Adam Hynes flying Fomhar recently. Adam has taken many Hawk Walks with us and is becoming something of a young expert. His experience and natural ability shows in his perfect handling of Fomhar in this photo.

Playful Swift!

Posted: 17/01/12

Brian & Melissa Taggart took this great photo of playful Swift discovering some moss when they flew her recently. Although she is 8 months old she is still fascinated by the world!!

Although Swift is nearly 9 months old now, she still finds the world absolutely fascinating! Brian & Melissa Taggart sent this lovely photo of her playing with some moss on a branch when they flew her recently. The photo also shows off her talons very well, it's a wonder she doesn't fall off the branch as she hardly appears to be gripping it at all!!

 

Stoker in flight.

Posted: 01/12/11

This recent photo shows Stoker when we flew him recently by the lake at Ashford Castle. The babies are expert fliers now, gone are the days of misjudged crash landings!

Here is Stoker flying just the other day by the lake at Ashford Castle. The babies are expert fliers now, gone are the days of misjudged crash landings! All four of them have handled the recent gale force winds with consumate skill.

White-tailed Sea Eagle over Lough Corrib!

Posted: 15/11/11

Tony Purcell sent this fantastic photo of one of the released White-tailed Sea Eagles over Lough Corrib. How fantastic to have these birds around.

Thank you to Tony Purcell for sending this brilliant photo of one of the released White-tailed Sea Eagles that he spotted over Lough Corrib. It is absolutely brilliant to have these birds around.

The Third Eyelid!

Posted: 10/10/11

Our female Goshawk is nicely demonstrating the \'third eyelid\' or \'nictitating membrane\' that all hawks have. She is in the middle of eating a crow that she caught yesterday!

Our female Finnish Goshawk is in fine form at the moment and hunting well. She has already caught quite a few crows and this photo shows her eating one of them! The camera just caught the "third eyelid' or "nictitating membrane' as it slid across the eye. If you zoom in you can see all the details of blood vessels.

Corrib in action.

Posted: 10/10/11

This great photo captures our wonderful falcon Corrib (A Peregrine/Saker hybrid falcon) in action just the other day.

Here is wonderful Corrib (our 12 year old Peregrine / Saker hybrid falcon in action. He is flying as well as ever (if not better than ever!) despite his age.

Natalie-Anne Downs flying Samhradh recently.

Posted: 29/09/11

Thank you to Natalie-Anne Downs for this outstanding photo of Samhradh, when she flew him recently.

Thank you to Natalie-Anne Downs for this outstanding photo of Samhradh flying recently. There are more wonderful photos of Natalies Hawk Walk in the September Guest Gallery.

 

The baby hawks meet their namer!!!

Posted: 04/09/11

Melanie Murphy flying Joyce, one of the baby hawks that she thought up the name for earlier this year.

Melanie Murphy and Dave Comerford came yesterday to fly the babiy hawks that Melanie won the competition to name earlier this year. She thought up the winning names of:- Joyce, Wilde, Swift & Stoker after four iconic Irish writers. Here she is flying beautiful Joyce.

Thank you to Drew Braun and James Monegan for this outstanding photo of Uisce flying to them on their recent Hawk Walk.

Posted: 21/08/11

Wow, thank you to Drew Braun and James Monegan for this brilliant photo of Uisce flying, it is one of the best photos we have ever seen.

Further brilliant photos from Drew and James can be seen in our August Guest Gallery.

Flying lessons for the baby hawks!

Posted: 12/08/11

How Courtney managed to capture this while we were all struggling up the mountain I don\'t know, but Joyce is thinking that she has never been so high at only 12 weeks of age!!!

We all had great fun recently when we took the four babies up to the top of nearby Mount Gable overlooking beautiful Lough Cuillin for some serious flying practise. They quickly learnt how to use the wind and the updraughts and were soaring high above us - we were really impressed with their flying skills at only 12 weeks of age. They were spectacular.

 

Joyce's beautiful (& unusual )tail!

Posted: 09/08/11

Joyces tail close up - There is something unusual about her tail, any guesses?

Well done to all who guessed correctly that Joyce's tail has 13 feathers instead of the usual 12!!! Rua also has 13 tail feathers and we have known one other female Harris hawk have the same trait! We have never known a male have 13 tail feathers though, only the females!

Update on the baby hawks.

Posted: 30/07/11

She is easily distracted when she should be hunting!

All four baby Harris hawks are now flying free and are exploring the woods around Ashford Castle. We are being very relaxed with their training at the moment so some days they are good and some days they are not so good. The two females have had a couple of trips out and about to start their hunting education, as you can see from this photo - they are easily distracted because everything is new and exciting, even a stalk of grass! There is an interesting photo of Joyce's tail in their Gallery (New Baby Hawks Gallery) - there is something unusual about her tail, any guesses as to what it might be.

 

Wow, what an amazing photo!

Posted: 29/07/11

This is an outstanding photo - thank you so much to the Schramsberg family for sending it in.

This is one of the best photos we have ever seen - Wow!

 

The newly named four baby Harris hawks!!

Posted: 18/07/11

A group photo of the newly named baby Harris hawks:- Stoker, Joyce, Wilde & Swift!

Here are the four baby Harris hawks!!! Can you believe how much they have grown? They are now 10 weeks old and have just been named by Melanie Murphy who took part in (and won!) the recent competition to name them, they are:- Stoker (male), Joyce (female), Wilde (male) and Swift (female), all named after the iconic Irish writers. So far, their training is coming along well and they are all lovely characters. Today they all went for a two hour walk to get used to all the sights and sounds that their new world has to offer. Individual photos of the four of them are in the New Baby Hawks Gallery.

 

Fantastic photo of Dingle.

Posted: 17/07/11

Thank you very much to Hannah Schaller for this outstanding photo of Dingle

Thank you very much to Hannah Schaller for this outstanding photo of Dingle.

The new arrivals at four weeks old!

Posted: 10/06/11

Four weeks, four days old!

It is unbelievable how quickly our four new baby Harris hawks are growing - look at the difference in them from our earlier photos in their gallery!! They run and jump throughout the house, flapping their wings furiously in a comical attempt to fly, which they will shortly be able to do! They are turning out to be great characters, especially Mr Adventurous (pictured right) and we have fallen in love with them already.

 

How many hawks?????

Posted: 08/06/11

Thank you to Claudia Somes for this great photo of our four young hawks all flying together with Claudia recently.

We had great fun flying four of our  Harris hawks together recently! Thank you to Claudia Somes for this photo that she managed to take as she and her friends were flying the hawks.

 

New Arrivals!!

Posted: 30/05/11

Four bundles of trouble!!!

Last weekend we picked up four new baby Harris hawks!! We will keep you updated on their progress, together with weekly photos! Here is todays photoshoot!! There are more photos in the "New Baby Hawks' Gallery.

 

New heights!!!

Posted: 27/04/11

Buzzard

We are thoroughly enjoying our recent purchase of an altimeter that we can attach to the hawks. Reg, our Ferruginous Hawk (pictured right), is 20 years old and is the first hawk that we ever had. He has always been a high flier but we never knew how high.....until now. The altimeter first clocked him a few days ago at 1,443 feet! But, yesterday, he hit 1,575 feet!

 

We will keep you posted, and fingers crossed for some hot days with thermals this coming summer!

April Hawk Walks

Posted: 29/04/11

Thank you to Lindsey for this brilliant photograph of Rua coming in to land!

Thank you to Linda and Lindsey for this great photo of Rua coming into land! 

April Hawk Walk Guests

Posted: 05/04/11

Neachtan\'s Hawk Walk

Thank you so much to Betty Walsh for sending us these great photos of Neachtans recent Hawk Walk with us, which was for his 7th birthday! The photos can be seen in full in Aprils Guest Gallery.

 

Also thank you to Bill & Karin Amour for the great photos of them flying Burren & Skellig with us in their Hawk Walk, (also in Aprils Guest Gallery).

 

And good luck to Robert Duggan who is now starting out on his own long quest to becoming a falconer.

 

 

 

March Hawk Walk Guests

Posted: 08/03/11

Three of our male Harris hawks by Misty Sheriff

Thank you to Misty Sheriff for sending some of the best photos we have ever seen from her recent Hawk Walk with us. The photo opposite shows our three youngest male Harris hawks, in the mist!!!!

 

More of Misty's fantastic photos are in "January, February & March 2011 Guest Gallery'.

March Hawk Walk Guests

Posted: 03/03/11

Brilliant photos of Dingle by Liam Kane

Thank you so much to Liam Kane for sending in some great photographs of his recent Hawk Walk with us. Liam's photos can be seen in "January, February & March 2011 Guest Gallery' and opposite. 

February Hawk Walk Guests

Posted: 18/02/11

February Hawk Walk guest photos

Many thanks to Louise & Shannon for sending these great photos of their recent Hawk Walk with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to fly hawks with us again this Sunday.

February Hawk Walk Guest Photos

Posted: 18/02/11

February Hawk Walk guest photos

Another great photo.

January Guest Gallery

Posted: 21/01/11

January Guest Gallery

Thank you very much to Troy & Veronica Forrestal, Adam Hynes and Taylor Chambers for sending us this months photos of their Hawk Walks with us. Their photos can be seen in:- "January Guest Gallery' on the Gallery page.

Hawk Walk blog

Posted: 15/12/14

Here is a link to a blog by the artist Aisling Kearney Burke about her recent Hawk Walk with us. http://dandelionsandpaintbrushes.com/2014/12/09/a-winter-hawk-walk-irelands-school-of-falconry-ashford-castle-co-mayo/

New Website Launched

Posted: 18/01/2011

Guest Photo

Welcome to our new website. Diary entries with photos coming soon

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