Well that was a beautifully busy summer!
Since last October my owls have visited Fowey Hall Hotel and Trenython Manor Hotel once a week throughout the school holidays and I was feeling very lucky when both hotels booked me for the entire 6 week summer break this year!
My business was taking off, and with my first event planned for August too I knew there was going to be lots to do for the next few months. So at the end of June I began a weekly routine of Monday mornings taking an owl to Trenython Manor Hotel and Thursday afternoons visiting Fowey Hall Hotel .
Whisper started the season off well, she really is growing up and living up to her name – quietly looking beautiful and demure while the families flock around her, mesmerised by her presence.
She also enjoyed the terrace view – tho it was wet that day so we didn’t go out.
Barn Owl conservation is the main theme of these sessions, and everyone is astounded to learn that these beautiful owls are found on every continent in the world!
Peanut the burrowing owl and Victor the spotted eagle owl also met the visitors at this old manor house, and on sunny days we could be found on the balcony overlooking the sea and Par beach – not a bad way to start my Mondays this summer at all 🙂
In fact Peanut got so used to the terrace that he took the opportunity for 40 winks!
The architecture in both of these wonderful old houses is striking, and quite a fitting backdrop for my birds 🙂 Fowey Hall Hotel also had a short visit from Chaya my Harris hawk, here looking like she owned the birdbath!
With Peanut, Whisper and Victor taking their turns to wow the families and introduce the younger children to the world of owls we really were quite busy all summer long.
So yes, a very busy summer and my first event to do too – But we did it!
Now for my autumn plans…….
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Wonderful story! I was just in Ireland and able to see/hold the birds, so it was nice to find your story. https://brilliantviewpoint.com/2017/08/31/falconry-at-adare-manor-castle-hotel-in-ireland/