Welsh Hawking Centre

Birds of prey have always held a fascination for Michael. When we realised the Welsh Hawking Centre was not far from Penarth, it was immediately added to our list. Once October arrives in Britain, the tourist attractions slow down and the tourists disappear. We were the only visitors and were treated to the experience of watching the training of two falcons. One was put through the paces

1.falcon

while the other waited patiently on the sidelines.

2.falcon

After a few passes with the lure, there is a reward.

3.falcon

You can’t help but admire these beautiful creatures.

After more training with the lure,

7.falcon

we met some other residents

8.eagle9.kite11.barn owl

13.chook14.horse15.rabbit

Returning to Penarth we dined for a second time at The Railway. The meals were amazing – for £2.99, how could we resist?

16.The Railway

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