Bessie took her first flight in the house on Friday 11th May and is rapidly gaining confidence. She is now flying outside, the picture above shows her flying across the farmyard at Houghall on Sunday afternoon (13 May 2007). She is very relaxed with people and will be a real crowd puller at theHoughall Farm Open Day Sunday 20th May 2007. She will be appearing with the other birds of prey including Harris hawks and Hedwig the snowy owl. For more information on the open day please telephone 0191 3754710.
Photography by Steve Metcalf