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Old 11-12-2016, 09:59 PM
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Default Red kite experience?

Hi, I'm looking for an experience day (or half day) for my wife, who particularly wants to fly a red kite.

Does anyone offer this? Ideally the rest of the family would like to be able to watch, and preferably within a couple of hours of Brighton although we'd be happy to travel further if necessary.

Thanks
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Red kite experience?

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Hi, I'm looking for an experience day (or half day) for my wife, who particularly wants to fly a red kite.

Does anyone offer this? Ideally the rest of the family would like to be able to watch, and preferably within a couple of hours of Brighton although we'd be happy to travel further if necessary.

Thanks
The Hawk Conservancy at Weyhill near Andover is your best bet and not too far from Brighton.
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Old 14-12-2016, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: Red kite experience?

Thanks, I've dropped them a line.

I've also found The English School of Falconry atHerrings Green Farm in
Bedfordshire who have a kite and seem very helpful. I couldn't find a mention of them in a search here, and wondered if anyone has any inside info about them?
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Old 14-12-2016, 03:18 PM
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Heard back from the Hawk Conservancy, and they can't help...
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Old 14-12-2016, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Red kite experience?

I have a Yellow Billed Kite that flies on experience days along with Owls, Hawks Falcons and a Vulture.
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Old 29-06-2017, 08:58 PM
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Just a quick follow up. We ended up going with the English School of Falconry and had a very enjoyable couple of hours there last weekend.

The red kite didn't disappoint, and the other birds that we flew were a bonus.
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