Hawk and owl outing for photo group

Neil Halley with a large eagle owl

Neil Halley with a large eagle owl

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Whitby Photographic Society was treated to a display of falconry recently.

Nick Halley and his son, Mathew, brought the birds, which included a Harris Hawk, White faced Owl, Kestrel and a young Barn owl for display on the cricket field.

Members were able to spend time photographing the birds from all angles, handle them and watch a flying display by the Harris hawk.

Mr Halley talked about all his birds, telling members a little of their history, how they were trained and their idiosyncrasies.

Afterwards members thanked Mr Halley and his son for an usual and interesting evening.