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Walking with Harris hawks. Kingdom Falconry , Castle-island, Co. Kerry

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Walking with Harris hawks.
Kingdom Falconry , Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Photography : Nigel Borrington

Kingdom Falconry is based and located at Crag caves, Castle-island, Co. Kerry, 2km from the Town.

They offer you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of very majestic and awe-inspiring birds of prey.

The photos here are of a pair of Harris hawks.

I had a chance to get a private viewing of these Hawks and to take them on a “Hawk walk” around the grounds at Crag caves.

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It was a fantastic experience and one I will not forget for a long time, just to get close to these birds of prey and learn lots about them and get to know their unique nature was very special.

Kingdom Falconry can be contacted from this link.

If you are in county Kerry and near Castle-island and have sometime , I would very much recommend dropping in to meet these birds.

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12 responses

  1. My husband did this at Ashford Castle. It was a really neat experience. πŸ™‚

    August 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    • Hello Dorothy πŸ™‚

      That’s great to know, yes it a great thing to do πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

  2. What a great experience that would have been! They are amazing birds πŸ™‚

    August 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Yes it really was , very special πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  3. Love the idea of meeting the birds, but those talons…

    August 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    • Hello Ali πŸ™‚

      I know , the poor mice and rabbits – all a part of nature I guess πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  4. Wow you certainly got up close. Great photos, as always.

    August 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    • Hello Tric πŸ™‚

      Yes !

      I was amazing at how close I could get , really felt like I got to know them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  5. Oh wow they’re beautiful.

    August 8, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    • Hello Leah πŸ™‚

      Yes they are, to see the fly , they are amazing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  6. M-R

    They are SO BEAUTIFUL, Nigel !!! You lucky, lucky man !!!!! I think the raptors are the most wonderful animals in the sky, and the big cats the most wonderful on the ground. There must be something special about being a true predator – but not amongst men !!!!

    August 9, 2014 at 9:10 am

    • Hello Margaret πŸ™‚

      The are very much so !!!! πŸ™‚

      They had a very soft nature over all , very soft and friendly , their power is saved for when it is needed and very carefully controlled πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Amazing creatures πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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