Falconers Diary

Meet the falconers, find out what’s happening in the Hawk & Owl Centre and read our news.

February 2017

Read Falconer Emma’s Article

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Our own Emma McLachlan was interviewed about vulture conservation and her work at Muncaster for The Female Falconers' Club. A transcript is below, or have a look at the original post here  Nature's Clean Up Crew by Emma McLachlan I stand in a beautiful wildflower meadow, the bumblebees are working hard and the summer chatter [...]

January 2017

December 2016

Hawk and Owl Centre – Defending against Bird Flu

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As a centre we aim to always operate to the highest of standards for our birds. The Falconers here, Emma, Stuart and I, are here for the birds first and foremost. We care for them to the very best of our ability and, I think, to a very high standard. In many cases I think [...]

WRT bird displays – update

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These following measures have been introduced by the Government Chief Veterinary Officer to protect the UK from avian flu. Read the DEFRA information. Following notice that falconry and similar displays are in fact permitted, the Sky Hunters daily display was reinstated in December and will resume from 11th February when we reopen after the winter. [...]

November 2016

Hawk & Owl Centre – the Missing Kestrel

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Things at the Hawk & Owl centre are starting to quieten down now after the festivities of Halloween. It was, as we expected, a mad week with thousands of people arriving at the gates to celebrate this incredible time of year for Muncaster. By far the best sight for me during that period is seeing [...]

October 2016

Volunteer Taster Afternoon 23rd Nov 12-3pm

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On Wednesday 23rd November we would like to invite you to Muncaster Castle for a Volunteer Taster Afternoon, to find out more about the amazing volunteer opportunities we have to offer. You can meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator plus representatives from the Hawk & Owl Centre, the Gardens and the Castle to hear more about our [...]

July 2016