Make friends with a Harris Hawk on these Falconry Experiences In Suffolk! This collection in the heart of Suffolk north east of Ipswich near Woodbridge is renowned for offering training for those starting out with their first bird of prey, so these half and full day courses will give you a flavour of what it'd be like if you owned one of these beautiful birds.
This bird of prey collection is run by Glenn, who has many years' experience with raptors, including working in a wildlife centre in Florida, before heading back to Suffolk to build up his own collection of raptors including Xena and Zara the Harris Hawks. And yes, you might be nervous at first, but Glen and his team will soon put you at ease as the bird settles on your gloved fist.
If you choose the half day, once you've had a tour around the collection and met the residents, your hawking experience in Suffolk continues with a walk out into the countryside with the birds at your side and you'll learn how to fly to the glove.
Opting for the full day includes a tasty lunch and extended time out in the countryside with the birds, learning about their natural instinct, behaviour and how falconer and bird work together, making this a fascinating full day out. So don't be surprised if at some point on your full day hawking in Suffolk you witness the birds swooping down from the sky at great speed, they're just showing off their killer hunting techniques.