The Valley of the Eagles flying demonstration takes place in Reg’s Meadow – which represents grassland plains or downland meadow, a habitat rich in biodiversity, where birds of prey who favour this environment can hunt.
This demonstration introduces you to several birds of prey which may include species such as: African Fish Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Hooded Vulture, Snowy Owl, Black Kite, Yellow Billed Kite and American Bald Eagle, for example. You will also get the chance to meet some of our falconers.
During this display it is not unusual for our demonstration birds to be joined by our resident wild birds, which include Red Kites, European Buzzards, Peregrine Falcons and Kestrels.
At selected times we will also present a medieval vignette, 'The Sarson Falconer', which demonstrates the skills of mounted falconry using Murphy, our 17.2hh Irish Sport Horse.
The commentary is provided by one of our bird staff who will explain the characteristics of each bird and facilitate this entertaining and exciting show.
There is an opportunity at the end of the show to meet one of its 'stars'.
Did you know?Golden Eagles are more closely related to hawks, like the Red-tailed Hawk, than to Bald Eagles. Bald Eagles are more closely related to kites.