Falconry on view at Tattershall Castle

Emma Raphael and Charley Laycell at the Tattershall Falconry event EMN-150617-093048001
Emma Raphael and Charley Laycell at the Tattershall Falconry event EMN-150617-093048001

Tattershall Castle played host to Raphael Historic Falconry, with kestrels, a large harris hawk and even a golden eagle swooping and soaring over the castle’s grounds.

Wet conditions on the Saturday meant it was difficult to see the birds flying, but visitors were treated to interesting talks on the birds inside the castle.

Sunday’s weather proved much better and there were three flying displays where the birds were put through their paces, catching fake lures and taking meat from a volunteer’s hand.

Falconers Emma and Michael also spoke about life in the fifteenth century, how the birds were trained and used to hunt more than 500 years ago and explained about Lord Cromwell’s job as Master of the Kings Mews.