As lockdown was now over I booked a place with Bob Brind-Surch to attend another of his bird of prey workshops. This was one was scheduled to start at 2 pm and last through until the early evening so we would have the opportunity to shoot in the evening light.
The workshop was held at Holdenby House in Northamptonshire. This had been one of the largest country houses in England until it was nearly all demolished after the English Civil War. The website for the house tells about its history and its modern day uses. This second visit I had no issues finding the driveway and was the first attendee. We met outside near the bird enclosures of Icarus Falconry to keep socially distanced.
Horizon, a Chilean Blue Eagle Buzzard
On the bank in the field in front of the house we photographed Horizon looking for how the wings were spread during feeding.
Gordon, a Harris Hawk
We were able to try and get shots of Gordon flying to hand before again we settled down to watch feeding habits.
Lyra, a Lanner Falcon
Pedro, a Burrowing Owl
After we had had a our sandwiches back near the bird enclosures we went to watch Pedro perform.