02/01/2011 - Bits and bobs

Rest of December just seemed to fizzle out in terms of the fishing. Spent most of Christmas in the kitchen or dozing on the couch after eating and drinking too much! New Year was a bit more of restrained affair down in Pembrokeshire at the in-laws. No fishing, but weather was good enough for us to be able to fly the hawks most days.

Who's a pretty boy? Not me obviously!

The birds have been busy on dawn patrol every morning at a local dairy farm keeping the starlings (thousands of 'em!) out of the feed bins. Not very exciting for them sat on a glove in the middle of a cold, draughty cow shed, so it was good to let them have a proper fly when they got home.

Zephyr comes to the glove

Even managed to fly the established male and the young female together for the first time. They got on together from the off, which was great to see. Hopefully they'll be fully fit and raring to go for holiday season (http://www.pembrokeshire-falconry.co.uk/).

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