Over the years The HawkMaster has tended dozens of birds of prey
in his "mews", ranging from kestrels, hawks and falcons, to
magnificent eagles and owls. Just a few of these are featured in this
gallery. If you would like to see a full size version of any of the images
below, please click on the thumbnail.
Male Spotted Eagle Owl
4 years old
Hatched at the Well Place Zoo near Pangbourne, Berkshire, in 1999.
A character in his own right, Gus believes he is Top Bird.
Male European Eagle Own
9 years old
Although owls are perhaps some of the most difficult birds to train,
Hooch excelled in his ability to fly to and from horses. Hatched in
Scotland, Hooch was the star performer until his untimely death in early
Female Harris Hawk
17 years old
A member of the original display, Kir has flown at numerous outdoor
events all across the UK and Europe.
Female Peregrine/Lugger Falcon
9 years old
Sabina is one of the German representatives in our display. A
very unusual hybrid, she was bred by a 75 year-old falconer from Bad Hennef
in Germany. She is a superbly fast and agile falcon.
Male Lanner Falcon
Another of the original members of our display, Tommy flew alongside
Kir at nearly all our early shows. He remained a trusted entertainer
and one of our favourite birds until his death from very old age in 2001.
We leave his picture here in tribute.
Female Tawny Eagle
15 years old
Hatched at the Welsh Hawking Centre in Barry, Honey has been with
The Hawkmaster since she was two weeks old. Sometimes extremely
temperamental, she is certainly not "honey by name, honey by nature"
Male Bald Eagle
3 years old
Bred in Hannover in 2000, Wotan joined The HawkMaster last
year after flying in the falconry display at Panorama Park in Germany.
He is just starting to gain his adult plumage, and should complete his
transformation before 2003.
Female Gyr/Saker Falcon
2 years old
Although she has yet to earn herself a name, this handsome Gyr/Saker hybrid
has already been working hard in the display.
Female Ferruginous Hawk
2 years old
Hatched early in 2001, this new addition to the mews has also not yet
been named. In America, where the breed originates, there are moves to
have this beautiful species reclassified as an eagle.
Female European Eagle Owl
1 year old
Although Whisper is the "baby" in the family, she is by no means
the smallest! Growing at a prodigious rate she no longer resembles this
ball of fluff, and became a full-time member of the display earlier this
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