In just over a decade, I've handled raptors in three countries, met and studied with some of the world's pre-eminent living masters, (Alan Gates, Terry Large, Andy Hinton and Jemima Parry-Jones among them), taken our feathered-companions onto sets encompassing nearly every form of entertainment medium, (still waiting to bite into a motion-capture opportunity!), and introduced our evolving "Team Feathers" to thousands of school-children and young-adults.

Team Feathers

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    Sabre

    The Captain of Team Feathers is our beloved Sabre

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    Mohave

    Magnificent Mohave joined Team Feathers in late 2010
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    Jarih

    The uncontested “princess” of our team is Jarih.

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About Us

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    Joanne

    Joanne Bentley has been a Journeyman Falconer
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    Joey

    Joe Norris has worked with Joanne and her companions since 2009…
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Our Courses

 

Film, Television & Web-media

Presenting raptors to broad audiences through the mediums of film and television is, frankly, a huge rush.

Its thrilling to think someone, somewhere could witness a member of “Team Feathers” in action (quite literally), and become so fascinated by discovering what kind of bird they’ve just seen they’d dash to a computer (or even better, a book!), and pore over photos and articles until they found images of a Red Tail, or a Peregrine, or…you get the idea.

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What Makes Us Different…

September 2015 will mark the eleventh year of my involvement with birds of prey. In just over a decade, I’ve handled raptors in three countries, met and studied with some of the world’s pre-eminent living masters, (Alan Gates, Terry Large, Andy Hinton and Jemima Parry-Jones among them), taken our feathered-companions onto sets encompassing nearly every form of entertainment medium, (still …


The Ethical Falconer or, “what you don’t know will kill them” Part 1

Let me begin by prefacing everything which follows with the following: “All one has to know about what doesn’t work in child-rearing can be obtained by going to the local shopping mall, sitting back, and observing the histrionics”, (keep in mind half of my post-secondary education was devoted to English Literature – I know what ‘histrionics’ means, and I’ve chosen this term deliberat…


 

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