Falconers Diary

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

February 2018

Hawk and Owl Centre – January & February

2018-02-09T18:57:10+00:00 Hot News, Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Winter in the Hawk and Owl Centre is often a quiet and lonely one. Muncaster is closed throughout January to visitors and it's when bird staff take the majority of their holiday days, which means only one member of bird staff in each day. Cleaning aviaries in the morning on a crisp quiet day, you [...]

December 2017

November 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – November 2017

2017-12-23T06:40:26+00:00 Falconers Diary, Latest News|

November is always the calm after the storm here at Muncaster (although the rain never stops!!). We have the busy Halloween week then visitor numbers just flat-line as all the schools are back and people on holiday return to work. It’s a very odd transition from carrying out two flying displays daily in front of [...]

September 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – September 2017

2017-11-19T20:33:09+00:00 Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Swifts, Barn Swallows and Martins have all gone. Corvids and starlings are grouping up. Fieldfares and Redwings are eating berries. Leaves are turning a crisp burnt caramel. This can only mean one thing; autumn is officially here. I love the transition of seasons and so do our birds in the Centre. All of our birds have worked [...]

August 2017

July 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – July 2017

2017-09-01T17:32:49+00:00 Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Apologies for the late post, it’s been a very busy month for us here at Muncaster Hawk and Owl Centre. Inspection time Every zoological/animal organisation that is open to the public undergoes a zoo licensing inspection. This inspection looks into everything from animal care in the collection to the paper work side of things. We [...]

June 2017

May 2017

Volunteer at Muncaster in 2017!

2017-10-30T11:43:27+00:00 Muncaster Estates Blog, Castle Curators Diary, Falconers Diary, Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

The last 12 months have been amazing, exciting and extremely rewarding but we could never have achieved so much progress without the help of our fabulous Volunteers. In the Castle itself, because of the gift of their time, Volunteers have been able to help catalogue, transcribe, research and conserve the artefacts of Muncaster. We are [...]