Great way to spend a couple of hours
Sharon Pashley – Bought an owl experience based near Whixall as a birthday present for a friend of mine. We both had a lovely day. Loved Bert, beautiful bird, so gentle, talkative and seemed to want a cuddle. Diamond too was a beautiful bird. Thank you very much, Sharon and Mary
Thank you for a fantastic morning with the birds! We all had a great time, and it was amazing to be able to see the birds so close!
Had a great day today with Steve and the two Harris Hawks Charlie and Flint. It was great to be walking through the woods with the birds flying along with us. Steve was friendly and informative. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it
Great way to spend a couple of hours.
Had a fantastic day. Steve made us feel welcome and we had a fabulous walk around the woodland with Charlie and Flint the Hawks. Would highly recommend this and am looking forward to seeing the Owls on my next visit
Good Evening Steve,
I am e-mailing to say a big thank-you to Lisa and yourself and of course Flint and Charlie for a brilliant morning’s Hawk Walk. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt so much from Lisa and yourself about the ‘cheeky’ pair of Harris Hawks we took out.
I am so pleased that I treated myself to this experience at last, it’s been on my list of ‘things to do’ for a while.
Just want to thank you for a brilliant day last Saturday. You made it fun and such a great experience. One of my best birthday presents ever.
Thought you might like a few (of the over one thousand I took on the day!!) pics
experience yesterday afternoon. It was an experience we will treasure forever, so a great big THANK YOU to you & the birds!! I am now editing my pics as a record of the experience & I wonder if you could remind me of the bird’s names & ‘type’, starting of course with little Sidney & finishing with magnificent Charlie?Wishing you every success for the future.Yours,Ken & Nicky………………………………
I hope you managed to locate Milo, so that he and Charlie can continue to provide enjoyment for other lucky people.
Phil and Julie Collister
Just wanted to thank you for a most enjoyable morning with you , Milo and Charlie, also Phillip and Julie. We had a great time and hope you managed to find Milo without too much trouble.
Alan found the old newspaper cutting which I have attached. We thought you might like to see it. Alan is third from the right at back.
Many thanks once again,
Our best wishes,
Faye & Alan
Thank you so much for your superb hospitality and excellent facilities last Saturday during the Jessop’s photography course.
I’ve attached two pictures of yourself with stars of the show, plus a third, on the next e-mail, which shows how much the attendees and the birds enjoyed themselves.
Thanks for a lovely day for the Trelfa family on 15th March.
Just recieved this email from last weeks Hawk experience customers..
Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fantastic hawk experience last weekend.
Steve and Kev were brilliant and really know their stuff. To actually spend a few hours hunting with them and seeing the birds do what they do best was really amazing.
My Dad hasn’t stopped telling anyone who’ll listen about the great time he had. I’m sure we’ll both be back soon.
Email from National Trust
Regards Sean. Subject: Attingham owls (and thanks for yesterday!)
Hi Steve, Paul and the gang from yesterday!
Just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful day at Attingham Park yesterday – every visitor that I spoke to loved it and so did the warden team – we wish we’d had more time to talk with you
Dear Feather Perfect,
I visited Attingham Park today following your advert / promotion in the local paper. My son and I had a fantastic time, as my son is interested in both photography, and animals. So before the display we got up close to the birds for photos, and then later, able to watch the display behind your tent.
The fact the one falcon decided to hide in the tree before flying around the park, added to a brilliant display, and the acrobatics of the final falcon were also fantastic.
We had a brilliant time, and just wanted to congratulate you all and encourage more displays so that more people are able to get close to your wondeful birds.
EWishing you all the very best for the future,
Simon Morris and son , Matthew.
Shrewsbury High School
The experience was much more interesting than i anticipated, i did not think we would get such close contact with the birds. I loved the birds flying close over our heads, I felt it was so well handled it was safe for my little ones to participate in.
Jane Astbury (Teacher)
The children asked some interesting questions and we were all fascinated by the birds
Becky Shaw ( Teacher)
Absolutely Brilliant! The children were really inspired and enjoyed the experience so much, they talked about the bird all day!!
Sue Wakeley (Teacher)
You guys were simply fantastic- When i first thought of what i could do for Joan, i had a picture in my mind of how it would go, and you took it above and beyond. It was amazing to see Jen and here Gran enjoying some quality time together, and there are some lovely photographs of them both smiling together. You caught Joan on quite a bad day to be honest, but she remembers the experience and in her room pictures of her with the birds line the cupboards, and she still talks about how amazing it was. I cannot thank you guys enough. I wished i lived closer as you would be the perfect people to be involved with our school and i would always want to try and organise my events with you.
Best wishes to you both
Debby Maddox (Hawk Walk)
The whole experience was amazing. Kev was a very informative guide and the hawks were brilliant.
AGE UK Dementia Group Lyn Suddles.
Very exciting and informative session, that all our members loved. We had been let down by another organisation so it was fantastic that Steve could step in and deliver such a fantasic talk.
Please find attached the evaluation form for last Sunday. I hope I have attempted to convey the pleasure I gained from the whole experience. Those mental images, as well as the photos, will stay with me for a very long time. Thanks to Steve and Kev for their professionalism, palpable commitment to and passion for falconry. They made me feel very welcome from beginning to end. Also thanks for the opportunity to watch the 3 birds working in the afternoon, this was very much the icing on a well layered cake.
Steve and Kev are clearly people who have a passion for Falconry, and this was evident throughout the day. They were professional and were at pains to understand my needs and tailor the experience to meet these. I felt well looked after and included throughtout the day.
The opportunity to handle Amber commenced shortly after arriving at the venue and continued during the whole walk. I was surprised how quickly she trusted me and came back to my glove.
What made the day for me was the fact that it was our day alone, we had the whole day alone with the birds, we have been on experiences before but to have it personally tailored to us was unique. I have plenty of pictures to remind me of Amber and the rest of the Tea
Hi there Nicky
Please find attached a completed evaluation form. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you all and I’d so love to do it all again, especially the hawk walk. I’ve now added falconer onto my career wishlist! I really valued the personal touch, it’s clear that this is a passion for you, Steve and Kevin and I think that’s what makes it so special – thank you for opening my eyes to a whole new world. I’ve got almost 400 pictures to work through so if there are any decent ones I’ll send them through.
Thanks so much & best wishes for the continued success of Feather Perfect!
I have now got a picture of Mogul as my screen saver so i am reminded of the day everytime I turn on my computer!
Debs and myself have raved about the day the rest of the weekend and i know she has been talking to friends back in Belfast. Thank you so much to all of you for making us feel welcome. It really did feel like a day with friends rather than a package we bought. I’ve attached my completed form and hope that helps. We would really like to know more about the walking days if they strat we would definately book one of those. I hope the move goes well and this year see’s your enterprise continue to develope, if you ever need catering then perhaps Devenishgirl Bakery could provide the food..
As a team you have an amazing ethos and passion for what you do and this shines through in all that you do – whether that’s leading a hawk walk, chatting over a lovely lunch, allowing us to get really involved with the birds…too many highlights!!
Looking forward to my next visit already!!
Hi NickyThank you so much for all your efforts and patience with me during the organising of the visit. Please thank Steve and Helen on my behalf for their input on the day. Helen did a wonderful job with her story and poem and it was a lovely way to incorporate all of the birds in a factual and visual way for the students. The birds themselves are magnificent and all credit to Steve and the rest of the team as they are obviously very well cared for and loved.I will definately recommend you again to Severndale and other contacts I have. I may even book you in the future for my Scout group!!!Regards,
Jo HicksonSeverndale Specialist School
To The Team
Excellent day, very professional falconers but also very approachable and sociable. Lovely countryside, beautiful weather. Great lunch. All in all it exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend to anyone.
Anna Ferguson (Hunting Day)
Dear Nicky, Steve and Kev,Well what can we say? What a truly amazing day, you all really pulled out all the stops to ensure Tom had an experience he is going to treasure for a long time. Like most teenagers, he keeps his feelings inside, but we’re getting words like “awesome” and “amazing”..so we’re pretty sure he loved the day!! And he’s just reviewed all 623 pics he took…and there are some bloomin’ good ones there as well. He’ll edit them and select a few for you to have.Thank you also for lunch – it was really lovely of you to buy lunch for us allHope I didn’t get in the way toooo much with the camera (!) – but I really needed some extra shots for the video. And hope we didn’t over-stress the birds too much with our artistic needs!Thanks once again to you all, it was memorable day.
Jackie WynnSteveThank you for such a magical day yesterday, my face aches from all the smiling i did. You can see that on the pictures you emailed me. Falconry on the NHS maybe, much better than prozac!. I can die a happy women now!