Well Lenny's staying at the centre now - is too big to stay home. He's in an aviary with his sister...training not going too badly. Fingers crossed!
Weather's been crap lately...not been able to really train any of the birds at the centre. Bit of a bummer really, flying our own birds at the end of the day is a lot of fun. Bad weather also means shows won't go ahead, nor can we fly all the birds to our clients that we may otherwise do.
Today has been amazing though...in a weird kinda way.
I had a group of 10 for the whole day - parents and their kids. The parents were lovely...kids not so much. Did the usual bit of handling owls / falcons and flew three birds with them in the morning, and handled eagles, met the baby birds, fed the pelicans, condor and caracara with them in the afternoon. Lots of good fun as usual, but omg the afternoon flying....was put down to fly Levi, our Chilean Blue Eagle aka my favourite bird in the centre. He was on his hunting weight, so I knew he was gonna mess about and have himself some fun. But omg I have never had so much fun flying a bird in...like, ever. He was doing all these epic circuits and really enjoying the wind. I couldn't stop myself laughing from having fun so much, LOL!
Also got a £10 tip, which makes it even more worth it lmao. XD
In other news, I now have my own harris hawk. He's a 6 yr old boy called Taco. Little stunner, and a fast learner, too. Had him jumping to the glove on my 3rd day of having him, had him flying a good length of the arena by the 4th day. Of course, bad weather has meant I've not been able to get out there with him for a couple of days. Booo. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. <3
Uni-wise? All donnneee. Exams over, assignments all done. I'm freeeeee! 8D
Am off to Marsa Shagra (Egypt) again for two weeks, leaving on the 13th June. Excited, but would almost rather stay home and be with the birds...