Bessie visits sponsors home town

Bessie visited the village of her sponsors Bill and Alison Lax this evening and provided them with an unexpected hour of pleasure in the early evening sunshine. She is clearly developing at a phenomenal rate as she continues to lose her down and grow adult feathers. Bessie is very relaxed and is happy [...]

By |2016-10-20T13:11:44+00:00April 26th, 2007|Durham Falconry|Comments Off on Bessie visits sponsors home town

Bessie. Big change in just three days

Changes are gathering pace. The difference in Bessie since Wednesday last week is amazing. She is now shedding her down and rapidly growing feathers and beginning to resemble a barn owl. She is also gaining strength in her talons and Phil will soon need to wear a glove to prevent potential painful encounters. Photography [...]

By |2016-10-20T13:11:44+00:00April 22nd, 2007|Durham Falconry|Comments Off on Bessie. Big change in just three days

Bessie Takes First Steps

Bessie the Barn Owl chick is doing really well and has got onto her feet today. She is eating well at regular intervals and keeping foster mum Phil occupied at all hours. Bessie has also acquired new temporary accommodation in the form of a wine box definitely a good year. Photography by Steve Metcalf [...]

By |2016-10-20T13:11:44+00:00April 10th, 2007|Durham Falconry|Comments Off on Bessie Takes First Steps

Baby Barn Owl Named

A name has been chosen for the owl chick. Although determining the sex of the bird is difficult the experienced eye of the breeder has suggested that it is a female. With this knowledge Alison and family have decided to call her Bessie. Photography by Steve Metcalf

By |2015-05-11T12:31:34+00:00April 8th, 2007|Durham Falconry|Comments Off on Baby Barn Owl Named

New addition to Durham Falconry Experience

The Barn Owl chick hatched on the 14th of March is now doing well and being fed every four hours. Alison Lax was given the Barn Owl sponsorship from her family and the gift has proved to be a lovely and quite unique Easter present. The owl is the latest addition to Durham Falconry [...]

By |2016-10-20T13:11:45+00:00April 7th, 2007|Durham Falconry|Comments Off on New addition to Durham Falconry Experience