Birds of Prey Show
The rabbit is fast, and hides in the brush. You’ve already lost sight of it. Alone, you have no chance of catching it. Your family waits at home, hungry. You cannot return without food. Luckily, you’ve got a secret weapon. Take the blind from the eyes of your hunting falcon and cast her into the sky. She soars and loops, scanning the area until she spots the rabbit. An easy target. Silent, she folds her wings and swoops. The rabbit, pausing to clean its ears, knows nothing until the talons are already clasping shut.
The partnership between birds and humans has an important and fascinating history. Beginning as a necessity, this unique hunting technique has grown into an artform. Full Flight will offer demonstrations throughout the two days of the festival. This interactive show will include many different birds of prey, from owls to vultures, and a recreation of a 15th Century mounted hunt, where birds will be flown from horseback to catch a very 21st Century prey – a robot rabbit.