Now that spring has sprung, breeding season is officially upon us. I love this time of year, light nights, nice weather and lots of babies (hopefully). This does however mean we are non-stop, always someone to feed or a job to be done so it’s all hands-on deck
Our Shetland sheep are due to Lamb in April which we are really excited about, I mean who doesn’t love lambs???
Our newest member of the Speyside Falconry team has already arrived, Brogan is a female European Eagle Owl, she is currently 11 days old and still small and fluffy but they grow at an alarming rate so it won’t be long before she is a big beauty. The females are always larger than the males and we would expect to see Brogan once fully grown weighing in at between 3-4 lbs with a wingspan of 5-6 ft.
One of our female Sakers has started laying and sitting on her eggs so we shall wait to see if they have been active, and our Snowy owls have started their breeding rituals of food passing and our male Jacko calling, (booming) The calling is said to be the most important part of the ritual.
We also have some exciting things coming up, during the Easter holidays we have an offer on our Meet the owl sessions where kids go free with each paying adult, although days are now limited for this.
On Easter Sunday 16thApril we will be at the VSA Easterton Anguston Farm Open Day with 2 sessions 12-1 and 2-3.
In May, we will have a stall at the Gordon Castle Highland Games where we will be promoting our business and the services and experiences we have on offer, so if you are there come over and say hello and meet some of the team.
Darren & Clare
Darren and Clare
Husband and wife and owners of Speyside Falconry