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Hampshire Hawk Walks

Harris Hawk Experiences

An amazing experience. We treated our grandson to an owl walk with Anita and Wilf, a sweet, gentle young Barn Owl. A wonderful sunny, late afternoon walking and flying through the beautiful leafy woodland of Chawton House. Our grandson beamed with delight as Wilf flew to his glove time after time. It was a unique experience having a Barn Owl to ourselves, accompanied by his ‘Mum’ Anita who has such a passion for falconry, wildlife and the countryside. She assisted in a gentle way, was full of information, and made the whole experience very memorable. Our many thanks Anita for sharing Wilf with us.
We highly recommend a walk with Wilf and Anita.

Ann Filmer-Pasco

May

2024

What a brilliant, unique experience! A lovely morning, wonderful part of the world and the exhilarating company of London and Caspar, the magnificent Harris Hawks. Anita was a great host; the walk was a philosophical amble through life with these beautiful creatures for company. Fabulous - a genuine privilege for my son and I to have enjoyed. Thank you. Simon

Simon Jarvis

May

2024

Dear Anita,
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to fly your Harris's Hawk Caffrey. It was great to become part of Caffrey's 'family' and see him in action in the lovely woodland setting. You are clearly passionate about your life with raptors, and incredibly knowledgeable; consequently it was fascinating to hear about the history of falconry and the traits of different raptors.
Many thanks also for the recent talk you gave to our local Wildlife group. Again, due to your enthusiasm, and your accompanying avian friends, the talk was thoroughly enjoyed by all those that attended.
I cannot recommend Anita and Hampshire Walks highly enough, and am looking forward to arranging a walk with Willow, your Barn Owl, over the Summer.
Jayne Fisher

Jayne Fisher

Apr

2024

I spent the most magical hour with Anita, Willow and my family at Chawton House on a very blustery day, I had the privilege to watch Willow flying and landing on mine and my kids gloves in turn. Anita is the very best of hosts and clearly has a deep passion for her birds. the setting of Chawton house just added to the special nature of the day. Willow flew beautifully and showed how graceful barn owls are. I can thoroughly recommend visiting Hampshire Hawk Walks, you will have a memory to cherish.

Paul Knapp

Apr

2024

Thank you so much for the photos. Paul absolutely loved it and can't quite believe it. You have made his year. Thank you so much for today. The whole family had an utterly fantastic time.

Many thanks for helping make his 50th a day to remember forever.

From all the Knapp family x

Amazing 50th

Hi Anita
Thank you so very much for an absolutely brilliant afternoon in the grounds of Chawton House.
Myself and my 10 year old Granddaughter Emily had the immense and unique pleasure of handling Willow the Owl and Caffrey the Harris Hawk whilst my son Martin spectated and took photographs.
To be so up close and face to face with such beautiful, magnificent creatures was amazing.
Caffrey gave an absolutely Stella performance and display of his flying and hunting skills.
Anita your encyclopedic knowledge and passion for your birds was a joy to share, we all came away with so much knowledge about skills and differences of the various types of Hawkes, brilliant.
A splendid day out that we would thoroughly recommend to all, young and old.
Thankyou
March 2024
Phil, Emily and Martin

Brilliant Afternoon

Mar

2024

Dear Anita,

Thank you for providing such an entertaining afternoon. As you could see, there was great enthusiasm from everybody for your hawks, and of course the Barn Owl. You generated a lot of interesting questions and I am very grateful to you for your informative and enlightening talk.

With very many thanks. I am sure we will be coming to enjoy a Hampshire Hawk Walk with you soon.

Ash u3a

An entertaining afternoon

Mar

2024

Dear Anita
Your talk and demonstration yesterday went down very well with the membership and the response after to you and the birds was the most enthusiastic that I have seen in several years of arranging talks. Speaking personally, I enjoyed your visit enormously. Thank you.
Yours ever,
Jock

U3A Falconry Talk

Mar

2024

Thank you for such a wonderful morning. My dad was absolutely made up, so nice to see.
You absolutely do have the very best ‘job’ in the world and are so fortunate to be able to do something you truly love for the daily grind. Just being outside all day in nature is a blessing.
Wonderful experience, love your ethos. Team work is the dream work.
Top photos too! Just wish me luck telling the father how to save them on his iPad
See you soon, thank you for a wonderful day
Sam

Michael and Sam

Sue - Hampshire

Hi Anita
Thank you for the amazing photos we are both really pleased with them.
It was a brilliant experience we both enjoyed the walk with you and Guinness
Thank you
Kindest regards
Sue

Thank You

I booked this for my daughter’s birthday as a special surprise and it was above and beyond what we could have hoped for.

Anita gave an experience that can never be forgotten and a passion for Birds of Prey ignited,

Thank you Anita for making it so special and for making this happen at short notice.

Thoroughly recommend for a more personal experience with these amazing birds

Amanda Reece

Jan

2024

Wow! What an amazing experience! Anita is so knowledgeable about falconry. Guiness, what a handsome young bird. This is something ticked off my bucket list. It wasn’t as I expected it to be. It was so much more!! I suffer from a bad back and was worried all the walking would have me in a lot of pain. We walked at a nice slow pace, chatted the whole way and interacted with Guiness. Can not recommend highly enough! I’m still grinning from ear to ear thinking about it! I may have to treat myself next year! Also you could see the hawk, Guiness, was in fabulous condition so you know they are looked after properly. Thank you Anita and Guiness for a fabulous day xx

Mandie Nathan

Dec

2023

We had a very informative afternoon with you and Trinity. It was great to be out experiencing a Hawk's natural behaviour hunting in woodland. More than pleased to get stuck in flushing pheasants, it's all part of the fun.Your passion for what you do really comes across and made for a lovely afternoon.
Thank you very much for the info about the golf course which we are looking forward to checking out.
Once again, thank you very much for a lovely afternoon.
Kind regards,
Matt & Sian.

Matt & Sian

Oct

2023

What a great experience, walking through woods at Four Marks with Anita and London! Anita is so knowledgeable that the two hours went in a flash. London flying onto my hand and feeding was amazing. This was arranged as a birthday present by my husband, so thank you…

Barbara

Oct

2023

I booked a hawk walk as a surprise birthday present for my husband. We had a wonderful afternoon, with Anita and her hawk Guinness. The time disappeared between watching Guiness, flying and listening to Anita talking about her hawks. Her enthusiasm is very infectious, and we both learned a lot about falconry. My husband has said it was his best birthday present, and would love a repeat experience.

Hutchins

Sept

2023

Thankyou Anita and Sherlock
We just have to say what a lovely afternoon we had yesterday in your company.
We learnt a lot and enjoyed every minute. Sherlock showed us all sides of his character so had you performing as well!!!
A very fixed memory to treasure so thank you both. Just off to clean the sheep dung from my boots now!

Best of wishes
Alan, Lyn and Kate

Sept

2023

This is the second time for me and some of my family.
This time I took my 92yr old mother along with 4 members of our family who absolutely loved it. We did the woodland walk and from the moment we arrived Anita was amazing. We walked, talked and of course engaged with Sherlock. Can't wait for the next visit. Thank you again
Jude

Jude

Aug

2023

Anita
Thank you so much for a really enjoyable Hawk Walk with the majestic Guinness yesterday and all the informative information about your life as a falconer. We all thoroughly enjoyed our walk despite the rain .

Allison M

Aug

2023

I bought the woodland Hawk Walk as a Christmas present for my husband, and it truly was the most magical experience for us both! Anita met us at the woods with two of her beautiful harris hawks, Sherlock and Guinness, who were going to be flying with us on the walk, and before we set out, we learnt about their different characters. Anita is brilliant company, and so passionate about her birds and lifestyle. The walk was at a perfect pace, and we all chatted along the way, flying the birds and learned so much about the mysterious ways of the hawks and the woods. We would both absolutely recommend this experience - I could write about it all day as it was so special. Thank you Anita, Sherlock and Guinness!

Guy and Anna Davie

Jul

2023

What a fantastic experience! Bridget and I had great fun getting to know Caffrey. The woodland setting was beautiful and unspoiled and Anita was very friendly and welcoming. She put us at ease and told us lots about her hawks and their behaviour. I would thoroughly recommend going on a Hawk Walk!

Bruce Montgomery

Jun

2023

Dear Anita,
I can’t begin to thank you enough for letting us spend time with Trinity yesterday.
It was fascinating, and a privilege to see a beautiful Harris hawk close up.
I can totally understand why you are smitten with hawks. Trinity is an absolute star.
I still can’t quite believe she was sitting on my arm…!
I will recommend your hawk walks to everyone.
Many, many thanks
Best wishes
Susie Robertson

Trinity is an absolute star!

May

2023

Thank you so much for the fabulous walk yesterday afternoon. Both my son Mark and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and keen to return at some time.

It was an honour to meet Guinness, he’s a lovely boy and made my day as he showed off his flying skills. I felt very relaxed with him at all times. Thank you too, for making the walk so interesting as you shared your knowledge and passion of falconry.

Kind Regards,
Pete Hawkins

It was an honour to meet Guinness

May

2023

Anita,
Thank you for a wonderful morning and these photos! London was rather silly taking a bath after getting caught in the rain…it was clearly not the ideal solution for coping with rain soaked feathers😁. Regardless, we had an amazing time and will hope to spend more time with London or some of his fellow feathered friends.

Fond regards,
Constance and Aly

Thank you for sharing London and your special corner of the world with us!

Mar

2023

A rather belated THANK YOU from Mark, Oliver, Thomas and I to you and to London for our brilliant ‘hawk walk’!
We weren’t really sure what to expect so the whole experience came as a wonderful surprise to us all. Oliver and Thomas had just the best time, Thomas told me that no-one at school could believe he’d had a Harris Hawk on his arm and been feeding it squirrel. Both the boys learnt so much about birds of prey whilst with you and were so very pleased to have had the opportunity – they’ll remember it for a long time.
Mark also loved his rather belated birthday present – but it was well, well worth the wait. We both appreciated the love and respect you have for your beautiful birds and for nature and the landscape.
Thank you for opening our eyes to something we hadn’t experienced before, it was just great.
Best wishes,
Juliet

A Wonderful Surprise

Feb

2023

I just wanted to thank you again for today - the most brilliant experience, enjoyed equally by the young, middle aged and elderly! It was a great privilege to be in a beautiful landscape, on a lovely day with such incredible creatures and to see the interaction between the two of you.
You clearly had the measure of the kids so that they followed instructions and quickly became relaxed and confident.

I hope we have the opportunity to meet up for another walk at a future date.

Very best wishes,
Cathy and Ian Swann.
Ellen, Emily and Joe Weaver

The Most Brilliant Experience

Feb

2023

Hello again Anita!

I just wanted to say thank you again for letting our Frankie have that experience with you and London today. She absolutely loved it. We all did! And truly you are so knowledgeable and its fascinating watching you work. We will always remember today. We greatly appreciated your time.

Thank you for making our daughters birthday so special.

Kind regards,
Jessica, Kirsty and Frankie Doherty-Bailey

Thank you Anita and London

Feb

2023

Hi Anita


Thank you for such an amazing day allowing us to share in your extensive knowledge and walk and fly your beautiful hawk family. It was so much better than we envisaged primarily due to your openness and willingness to share and allow us into your world for a day, we will remember this forever as one of our best days out together.

Lisa and Phil x

Lisa and Phil

Dec

2022

A Wonderful Afternoon - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hi Anita,
Just to say thank you for a wonderful afternoon it was amazing. We all had such a super time with you and the weather was great so bright and sunny. It was a real pleasure to hear all of your knowledge throughout the afternoon and your passion for the Harris Hawks is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed flying London, he is a stunning bird and such a character, I felt so privileged to have been able to do the experience and it is something I will always remember. Thanks also for allowing my parents to have a go as well they enjoyed it so much.
Hope you have a lovely weekend and we will think of you on Christmas Day when you are out flying your hawks, it sounds truly wonderful!

Best Wishes,
Jonathan, Liz & Chris

A Wonderful Afternoon

Nov

2022

Glen and Stephen  - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hats off to Hampshire Hawk Walks and Anita – not forgetting the majestic Sherlock, the Harris Hawk. We had the most amazing, unforgettable experience with them, as a special birthday gift for my husband. It’s actually hard to express it adequately in words – it’s one of those things that you simply have to experience and be there.

The gentle walk across meadows and through ancient woodland was amazing in itself – but add to this the presence of a handsome Harris Hawk flying and swooping overhead, then the walk turns into something very special indeed. Sherlock, the hawk that Anita brought for our walk, was an absolute star. His flights were magical to watch, but nothing can compare with the experience of seeing this incredible creature swooping down to land gracefully on your outstretched, gloved hand.
And throughout the walk we learned more and more about these amazing birds, thanks to Anita’s wide-ranging knowledge and experience. Her passion for the hawks was clear, and it was a real privilege to observe the close working relationship and trust that existed between falconer and bird.
What a morning we had – like no other – memories forever. Thanks to Anita and Sherlock for sharing those amazing hours with us, and for letting us into their magical world.

Best wishes
Glen and Stephen (Thistlewood)

Glen and Stephen

Sept

2022

Robert - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hi Nita - just to say many thanks for yesterday. It was brilliant; Bridget and I thoroughly enjoyed our day - an excellent birthday treat! We may have to repeat some time!
Best wishes

Robert

Jan

2022

Michelle and Peter - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hi Anita
We just wanted to say thank you for Peter’s hawk walk yesterday he thoroughly enjoyed it, as did I. It was lovely meeting you and chatting on our walk and it is so obvious how passionate you are about your hawks!
Trinity was a beautiful bird and had such character, it was wonderful to see her flying through the air and enjoying the freedom that she has with you.
Kind regards

Michelle and Peter

Mar

2022

Bruce  - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Dear Anita
Wonderful pictures of an exhilarating afternoon with you - thank you so much. It was a lovely Christmas gift from my daughters and so unique. We enjoyed every moment in beautiful surroundings and it will be an event to remember.
You are clearly very passionate about your lovely hawks and I wish you continued happiness with them.
Best wishes

Bruce

Apr

2022

Tracy Waters  - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hi Anita,
I just wanted to say thank you for a truly wonderful experience yesterday with you and your amazing birds.
The walk was delightful and I felt very privileged to be a part of Caffrey's flying time. I can totally see why you are so captivated by these incredible birds.
Thank you for your openness, insight and for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your birds. I sincerely hope that we will be able to join you again in the future.
With kind regards

Tracy Waters

Mar

2022

David, Karen Ned and Liz - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Dear Anita
The Saunders family would like to say how much we all enjoyed our time with you and Caspar yesterday. It was amazing and a privilege to see and interact with him, he is such a character! Karen, I and the grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the experience, particularly the squirrel chase!
Thank you for spending so much time with us.
Best wishes,

David, Karen Ned and Liz

Mar

2022

Callan and Sarah - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hi Anita,
Thank you so much for giving us a truly fantastic experience with Trinity yesterday. It was a pleasure to spend time with you both and see her flying and hunting in the wild.
You have a fantastic business set up and we wish you well , your dedication and passion for the Harris Hawk and wildlife is quite inspirational.
We will certainly be back for another walk with you and your birds.
Kind regards

Callan and Sarah

Mar

2022

Mary & Neil - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Anita & Trinity
Thank you so much for your hospitality on Sunday it was certainly a day for Mary to remember, I didn’t know what to expect for her but certainly didn’t realise how quickly attached she could become to an animal, Trinity is a beautiful bird and certainly a joy to be around, I have attached a few photos.
Many Thanks - Kind Regards & Best Wishes

Mary & Neil

Apr

2022

Tony and Bev - Hampshire Hawk Walks

Hi Anita,
We just wanted to say a big thank you for an amazing experience yesterday. It was lovely wandering through the woods with you and Sherlock and finding out about your hawks. We will definitely be back with the grandson and are looking to go to the Hawk Conservancy on the next inset day.
Hope you found London after his little adventure!
With our thanks

Tony and Bev

Apr

2022

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