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Sky Hunters at Sunset

This wonderful summer’s evening event has been adapted to allow you to enjoy a safe evening watching our birds fly with plenty of social distancing measures in place. Summer evenings offer excellent flying conditions for our birds, and we invite you to enjoy an evening of flying displays at our breathtakingly beautiful 22-acre site, to see them at their best. The birds will soar against the backdrop of our stunning grounds as the sun sets gently behind them, and after the sun has faded, there’ll be twists and turns in flight. During the evening, you will see a variety of birds fly including falcons, vultures, owls and kites, at this special time of day.

The evening will start with a delicious barbecue, followed by a home-made chocolate brownie before heading out to explore the grounds, guided by our knowledgeable bird team, to see and learn about some of the birds living at the Trust and to find out more about the conservation work we do. This will be followed by a very different, yet magical flying display where you will witness the skill of our birds at dusk.

Adult £35.00
Child £21.00

The above ticket price includes a 10% voluntary donation to the Trust and £9.00 to the Trading Co. for the meal. The non-donation price is £32.64 (adult) and £19.91 (child).

Other useful information about your evening

We would like to advise visitors that we have a natural countryside setting and sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness within our grounds. This event will be held outside so please come dressed for the weather.

Did you know?
The Secretary Bird’s name could originate from two theories. The first is that it looks are like the old-fashioned secretaries who carried quill pens behind their ears. Alternatively, it could come from the Arabic ‘saqr-et-tair’. Saqr means ‘hunter’ or ‘hawk’ and tair means ‘flight’ or ‘bird’.
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