My hawk is growing

So, I said that I would write a post about Irish Wild Take and explain how I ended up with this beautiful wild sparrowhawk in my house, and I promise I will. But for now I just wanted to share a few photos from today's activities, which involved hunting pine cones. This sounds like a … Continue reading My hawk is growing

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What is falconry?

For the past two weeks, I've been sharing my house with a wild sparrowhawk. She came to me via an unusual route - I took her from a nest in the local woods under the Irish 'wild take' licence for the purpose of falconry. I wrote about this process in a series of blog posts … Continue reading What is falconry?

Lola

Big news is that we now have a dog - a working cocker spaniel called Lola. We bough her from a breeder in Cork, who brought her over to us two days ago. Ed and I have been thinking about getting a cocker spaniel puppy for some time now, but since neither of us has … Continue reading Lola