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Owl encounter

Thankyou Kira for a wonderful time spent with your birds.We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot about birds of prey.

The Owl Experience was a birthday surprise for my husband. I’ve never seen him smile so much!

The experience is one that will stay on in our memories.

Thankyou once again.

Mrs. Jacky Atkinson

Primary school visit

Thank you for visiting our school today. All the children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have talked all day about the birds.
You had a wonderful manner with the children that made it easy for them to listen and learn. We have been busy creating our own owls and falcons today, and writing facts we have learnt too.
Hope to see yourself, Tilly, Libby and Geoff next year.

Julie Fitzgerald
F2 teacher

Julie Fitzgerald
St Helens Primary School

Birds of prey Experience

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Had a great day seeing all the birds. Brought the family along and they joined in with the fun. Definitely do it again :)
Steven lynch

What a wonderful experience

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I booked an hour-long experience for my son and I to meet Kira and 3 of her birds. Right from the friendly messages I received arranging the meeting, I was impressed. Kira was so good with my 6 year old, patiently encouraging him to fly the birds and imparting lots of interesting facts to us. He really enjoyed the time he spent with the birds and he received an owl pellet and feathers from Tilly and Bungle to take home. We dissected the pellet at home and Kira sent us a table to work out which bones we had discovered. What had initially been an hour turned into several hours at home making posters and offering further learning experiences for him. I would highly recommend Kira to anyone wishing to learn more about her birds on a one to one basis or for school visits, youth clubs etc.
Claire Howarth

CHRISTMAS PRESENT

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Met the hawks on 20/1/2016. Very therapeutic session believe it or not. Enjoyed feeding one of them and having them on your hand. Beautiful eyes, Very enjoyable
Brian Lister

A great day with Year 3

Just a quick note to say a massive ‘Thank-you’ for coming to work with my Year 3 class today!
The children have been so excited seeing the owls and the hawk and it has really ‘kick started’ our topic on ‘Predators’. Your explanations were pitched at just the right level and you handled their more random questions brilliantly!
Looking forward to working with you again next year.
Many thanks.
Duncan Smith- Year 3 Teacher
Duncan Smith
South Hiendley J,I and EY School

Wonderful birthday party!

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Thank you so much Kira for making my son’s 5th birthday party so special. The children loved it, and the adults too! You were brilliant with everyone, your passion for falconry really shines through – the whole thing from beginning to end was relaxing, interesting and personal. The birds were captivating and my little boy has already asked when we can see them again! Thank you so much.
Helen Baldwyn

Experience day

Spent a great afternoon with Kira and her birds. Very knowledgable and enthusiastic, I left having learned something as well as spending time up close and personal with the raptors. I would definitely do something like this again and would thoroughly encourage anyone else who was to use KL Falconry.
Dale wilcoxson

Smiles and photos

I have been to a falconry centre once before, but the ‘KL FALCONRY’ experience was far superior in everyway. The knowledge and expertise of handling and flying was fantastic. The treatment of the birds and their good welfare was very evident in Kira’s caring approach. Of course the actual flying was a brilliant experience for us without putting to much pressure on all the owls and harris hawk.
Many thanks I hope to come again.
ANGELA TAYLOR

Christmas Present

I was given a gift voucher for the owl encounter as a christmas present. The session was fantastic, we got to meet 3 owls and a harris hawk during the experience, such beautiful stunning birds. It was brilliant. Thank you Kira, we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Emma Donley

Visit to Brownies

Thank you Kira for an excellent session with 32nd Pontefract Brownies. The talk you did was very interesting and informative, we’ve never known the Brownies be so quiet!!! All the girls were so excited to be given the chance to hold one of the birds. Thank you very much.
Mrs Julie Mayhew
32nd Pontefract Brownies

Super School Visit!

Thank you Kira for a fantastic session you delivered for our Year One and Two pupils this week. Our pupils loved meeting your birds and learning lots of new information. You had a lovely manner with the children and were a pleasure to deal with from my initial inquiry. I would highly recommend KL Falconry for school sessions!

Many thanks.

Beth

Mothers Day treat

What a wonderful surprise for my Birthday/Mother’s day treat when my Daughter Jo arranged for Kira to bring the 3 birds to her farm, along with the rest of our family we had fantastic experience holding such majestic creatures. I was in awe of these birds and felt so privileged to be so close to them. Thank you Kira for being so patient and knowledgeable.. Kate and Family
Kate Walters

Wonderful!

Kira brought 3 amazing birds of prey to our school: a British barn owl, western screech owl and Harris Hawk. The children were fully engaged in her presentation and were mesmerised by the wonderful birds. Kira is truly inspirational, informative and fully dedicated to her craft.
David France
Ackworth School

Owl Experience 13.03.2015

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I had the most marvelous Owl Experience which was a wonderful birthday surprise from my husband, Paul. It was amazing to fly Tilly the beautiful Barn Owl, she is so graceful and wonderful to watch in flight (I love Owls). Then Delilah the Screech Owl, a very cute, tiny Owl. Finally I met the magnificent Kobie, a Harris Hawk,such a handsome and very proud bird. It was a truly amazing time which I hope to repeat soon. Thank you Kira.
Lynda Dunn

Hawk Walk

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I bought this experience as a Christmas present for my other half – WOW what an amazing gift I bought :-D
We enjoyed a lovely walk, with a beautiful bird, and a lovely, friendly and very knowledgeable owner and handler, who clearly idolises her birds.
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone, and am seriously considering booking again.
Lynne Hartley
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Fantastic experience

My wife and I tried this experience for her birthday. Incredibly educational, Kira clearly adores her birds and they obviously love her to bits, they are very well cared for and have a beauty pictures and video don’t quite capture. Flying owls and especially ‘Kobie’ the Hawk is a wonderful experience that will remain with me my whole life. The value that the price brings will mean that this will not be the last time we meet these noble birds.
I am looking forward to the centre being built, as a secondary school teacher I will certainly be looking to book Kira in the future for my pupils.
Graham Snowdon
snowdon.me

Christmas Gift!

I booked a Hawk Walk for my husband as part of his Christmas present. The booking was easy and Kira advised me on what would be the best experience to book. We went to some local woods on a crisp January morning with Kobie and Kira. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. Kira shared her knowledge of these amazing birds with us as we walked through the woods. Kobie followed along – flying to us and from tree to tree. It was wonderful to see this wonderful bird in full flight – even cleverly catching food mid-flight!
Amanda Lovell

Hawk walk

Had a great day walking with a hawk! If you are looking for something a bit different outdoors then this really is for you!!!
Steve Knowles

Birthday party

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“I had an excellent (7th) birthday party. Meeting the owls and hawk was amazing. Kira answered all our questions and she knows lots of interesting facts about the birds. Thank you.”
Ned’s mum says: “Kira was professional and accommodating in arranging her visit. On the day she was very knowledgable and obviously cares well for her birds. Everyone loved meeting the birds, holding them and hearing all about them. I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
Ned Fielden

Brownie visit

Thanks Kira, all went to plan, despite my mistakes with the dates! Just the right length of time, and all the girls able to hold Delilah at the end – a lovely way to finish!
Tracey Armitage
Ripponden Brownies

Grinning from ear to ear!

Well, what can I say, the sight of Kobie the Harris Hawk swooping out of the trees to land lightly on my arm left my face aching from smiling at the thrill !. The hawk walk was a truly memorable experience. Kira is knowledgable and the bond that she has with her birds is clear to see. Thank you Kira!
Jo Field

Hawk Walk

We had a great time on our Hawk Walk, it was so much fun and very informative!
Kira is obviously very passionate and very well informed about Hawks, and knew how to handle Kobie well.
I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a fun day out
Alice Butler

Owl encounter – Christmas gift

Fantastic hour spent with Kira and her wonderful owls. This was a present for my mum who loves owls and she was delighted with it. Kira gave us lots of information and made this experience a real pleasure. Thank you Kira :)
Julie Blackburn

Graduation !

I enjoyed every minute of my owl experience which KL falconry provided! I asked for an owl handling experience to celebrate my graduation and it was brilliant! Kira knows everything about the birds and answerd all our questions ! The owls are beautiful and i would highly recommend KL Falconry !
Jenny Rowbotham

Owl experience

I bought the owl experience for my husband for his birthday. We have enjoyed a fabulous hour with Kira, our friends and the beautiful owls. Kira is wonderful. She had so much knowledge and understanding of her owls. She had clear passion for them and we all loved the event. Thanks Kira. Fantastic.
Mandy Farrar

Fantastic!!

Just had a visit from Kira at KL falconry today and would like to recommend her to anyone who would like to get close to these fantastic birds of prey.

Kira’s professionalism, wealth of knowledge and easy going manner combine to make a visit from KL falconry a fun,educational and rewarding experience.

I am 100% sure we will be booking to see her again soon!

Thanks again Kira!!

Anton Łokuciejewski

Charlie’s 5th Birthday

Dear Kira
Thank you for joining us to celebrate Charlie’s 5th birthday. What a success! Your owls and hawk were stunning to look at and very well behaved. Charlie, his friends and the grown ups were truly captivated! An excellent, fun, educational experience for all ages! I am more than happy to recommend you to family and friends. Have a great summer! The Rix Family
Sarah Rix

Birds of prey and reptile visit

Just a note to thank you so much for bringing the birds and reptiles to our school on Tuesday. It was such a relief when you arrived ar 9.20am as I know how far you had to travel during a busy time! The two of you had such a good relationship with all the groups. Your visit will stay in their memories for many years to come. Your love for the birds and creatures was so good for the cildren to see.

We have kept your contact details and will spread the word around the pyramid schools in this area.
Thank you again.
Chris Pickavance

Chris Pickavance
Birdsedge first school

My Owl Experience

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I had won my Owl Experience as a prize in a raffle and didn’t really know what to expect; but I was in for a real treat!

Kira’s knowledge of, and love for, her owls is apparent as soon as she brings them out. First, I met Tilly – Kira’s original owl and the affection between them was obvious from the start. Next it was Jack’s turn (a bit of a lad!) not as big as Tilly but strikingly coloured. Last but not least was Delilah – yes the name says it all – quite a lady! I had taken along my son’s partner and the owls flew between us and we were able to feed and stroke their feet.

We had a lovely morning learning about keeping owls, the buying-in of food etc.
Kira herself was very professional and always had the bird’s best interests and safety at heart.

Gill Lodge

A fantastic day out with KL Falconry

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We’ve just had another fantastic day out with Kira from KL Falconry and her beautiful Birds of Prey. I THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND this company to everyone looking for a unique and fascinating day out, whether its for a child’s birthday, corporate event, or just to get up close and personal with these beautiful and fascinating birds. Kira’s knowledge and warm welcoming friendly manner, makes it a really fascinating day and her love for these birds shines through its a joy to behold.

Overall one of the best if not THE best experience I’ve had with Birds of Prey. So for an excellent day out at very very reasonable rates you can’t do any better than KL falconry.
Paul wright

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Birthday Party

Would just like to thank KL Falconry for the fab birthday party for my 5 yr old. The kids (and adults) loved every minute! An amazing experience would highly recommend!
Lindsay Hollis

Birthday Party

KL Falconry attended my daughter’s 5th birthday party with a variety of their birds. The children were captivated throughout. Kira did a wonderful job explaining all about birds of prey, and the kids all loved the opportunity to hold a bird.
James Hollis

Surprise Hawk Walk

I decided to book a walk with KL as a surprise for my partners birthday. What an experience! Our flying partner was Kobie, and to say he came into KLs care in December 2013, just shows how much time and care this young lady spends with them. A wonderful treat for those taking part, and an awesome spectacle for those observing. I would recommend KL for any event you have planned- we’re contemplating the next walk! Thankyou so much- certainly two happy customers here!
Alison Binnall

Hawk Walk

I had a very fun and exciting time with KL Falconry. I met the wonderful Harris Hawk Kobie, who was so well trained and alert. He seemed very happy with Kira and he is amazing to watch. He was also very gentle. I absolutely loved it and would 100% recommend this to everyone and anyone! You learn so much and it really is an amazing experience.

Thank you Kira,

Chelsea

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Chelsea Humphrey

Owl Encounter

Hi Kira, i would just like to say a BIG thankyou for the fantastic time at Pontefract castle, it was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful birds, and thank you for sharing your knowledge of such beautiful birds. I hope you succeed in setting up your sanctuary and if i can help in anyway then please let me know. :-))
Thanks
Paul. X
Paul Wright

Corporate Lunch

From an organisation perspective, KL Falconry was the first booking for our lunchtime event – Kira was very responsive to emails and everything was arranged very efficiently.

The owls attracted a lot of interest and were wonderful to have around, to see so close, to hold and to hear about. A colleague said “Kira was very informative and the way in which she conveyed her love for the owls really came across; overall a brilliant experience!”.

Nicky Henshaw
Getech Group plc

Starting young

As a family we have seen KL Falconry a number of times, at different events.
We learn something new about the birds every time. My children have also had the chance to hold the birds.
My daughter Hannah, is also very lucky to be part of Kira’s gallery, as “starting young” .
You do an amazing job Kira, congratulations
Amanda Steeples

A splendid evening.

As an active camera club we are always on the lookout for ideas for our summer evening outings.
KL Falconry arranged to meet us at Farmer Copley’s (www.farmercopleys.co.uk) to show some owls both perched and flying. A large group of photographers attended the session and all agreed that the access we were given to the birds was first rate and we were allowed plenty of time to get the shots we wanted.
Well done and best wishes to KL Falconry.
Judith Macbeth
Normanton Camera Club

Owl Experience

Just had a lovely hours Owl Experience as a Mothers Day present with Kira’s beautiful owls. She is so knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend it to everyone. Thank you. Jane Frost.
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Owl Experience

Thank you for our great morning. I bought an hours experience as an alternative easter pressie. Kira is very friendly and the experience was great. She even managed to get someone who does not like birds to hold the owl. Thanks again Jenny and Ian.
jenny dean

Mother’s Day pressie

My daughter Bethany bought me a one hour flying experience for Mother’s Day even though the weather was wet and windy I really enjoyed myself the owls were beautiful and Kira was lovely explaining everything so it was really interesting she is a lovely girl and we wish her all the best for the future hope to go back in the summer when weather better Thanks Kira xxxx
Diane Robison

Foundation Stage Visit

Kira visited our Reception Class with Tilly and Libby as part of our theme ‘Light and Dark’.

The children had been enjoying ‘Owl Babies’ and were thrilled to meet the birds. They had lots of questions which Kira answered thoroughly, and the session was very enjoyable for all….staff included! :)

Gemma Barber
Shafton Primary Academy

The Owls visit to Year 1

Year 1 had some special visitors in the form of Kiras Owls. They had been reading ‘The Owl Babies’ text as part of their literacy unit and their topic on owls. The children had a fantasic time and really enjoyed the question and answer session and learning all about the owls. The visit inspired very high quality art and literacy work. The owls were on their best behaviour and the children were inspired and excited. We will definatly be booking Kira again…fantastic!!
Farrah khilji-Holmes
Carleton Park Infant and Junior School

Photography

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I had the absolute pleasure of working with Kira, on shooting images of her owls for projects for both parties…. I can’t say nicer words, personally, having a love of birds of prey, with a great morning speaking with, and learning as we photographed Libby and Tilly…

I look forward to working with you again soon Kira.

Steve

Shooting Owls

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Kira brought a selection of her birds to WCC for the members to photograph. The birds (& Kira) were very well behaved & we enjoyed capturing thier various expressions.
Later this year we hope to venture out onto Heath Common to ‘fly’ the birds, which should prove even more of a challenge!

Thanks Kira!

Sally Sallett – WCC President.

Experience Day

Kira met me and my 2 children aged 8 & 7 this half term. We flew Tilly & Libby which was amazing and my children loved every minute. Kira was brilliant with them and explained everything thoroughly to them beforehand to ensure the were comfortable as were the Owls. I would highly recommend this to anyone and we cant wait to fly them again.

Thanks Kira

kim hughes

Surprise Birthday Visit!

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We had Kira bring round Tilly and Libby as a surprise visit for my father’s birthday. The whole visit was fantastic. The owls were stunning, and it was just incredible to have such amazing birds in my lounge! Thank you KL Falconry for making such happy memories for our family. Would definitely recommend!
Mike F

Good Luck Kira!

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Kira has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her on future projects. This website will hopefully help launch KL Falconry and I wish Kira every success in the future! Thankyou.
Ashley Hollinworth
Wakefield Web Design

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