*Birds of Prey and Owls: Course
Birds of Prey and Owls
A 5 week course via Zoom
Course leader: Marina Harkins
Zoom leader: Anne Hanscomb
Please note: this is a course and members would benefit from attending all five sessions.
The course will run fortnightly from February 9th to April 6th from 2pm until 3pm.
Please note, the end of the current course has been postponed until later in the year.
Please sign up for the course Beacon Members Portal
The course numbers will be limited to 20 participants but it may be possible to run the course on again if necessary.
Birds of prey have been allies of man for many centuries. They have been his companion in the chase, providing him with sport as well as food. References to them are common in our everyday language, in phrases such as “an eye like a hawk”. They are also part of our literary heritage, as in these lines from Shakespeare’s Macbeth:
“A falcon, towering in her pride of place,
Was by a mousing owl hawk’d
The connection to birds of prey led to the keeping of raptors in captivity. This activity, now known as the art of Falconry, reached its peak with ancient falconers in medieval Europe and the Arab world.
This short course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn more about these beautiful and fascinating birds and is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the care and management of birds of prey and owls.
Please address all other queries to the Groups Co-Ordinator