Meet Raspy the harris hawk, and Dora the southern white faced owl, as well as Kelly from Castle Bolton's falconry team.
A wonderful morning with the three of them, learning about the birds and flying them. Kelly then flew a young Pere-Saker hybrid, which skimmed across the gardens in pursuit of a spinning lure.
Followed by a delicious lunch in the tearoom, where we were surprised to be served by Lord and Lady Bolton themselves. Respect to them for getting hands on with their business!