Once again this year the organisers of the National Countrysports Fair will be hosting Europe's foremost team of falconers at Moira Demesne over the weekend of 25th & 26th May.
The Phoenix Falconry Team from Perthshire will travel to the National Countrysports Fair where they will not only fly their magnificent birds of prey in the show's Main Arena twice each day but also man the Falconry Mews, a purpose built facility at the show which will house around twenty birds of prey from the British Isles, Europe, Asia and America.
It's here at the falconry mews where the public can really get up close to the birds of prey and even have their photograph taken with a bird on their arm! On view will be the magnificent American bald eagle, falcons from North Africa, and hawks from South America, owls from the forests of Europe and falcons and kestrels from Britain.
Phoenix Falconry's head falconer, Adrian Hallgarth will be accompanied by four of his fellow falconers. The National Countrysports Fair is their favourite event of the year which sees them travelling widely through Britain and the Continent.You can forget about those displays you may have seen at other events where the birds either fly off and will not come back or just will not fly! This is professionalism in the field of birds of prey and a spectacle not to be missed. Witness some breathtaking falconry displays that will educate and entertain young and old alike.
In addition to the twice-daily flying displays, the birds of prey will be on view throughout the event in the Falconry Mews with team members there to explain the origins of the birds and give visitors an insight into the wonderful world of falconry.