Hawk Conservancy TrustI thought I'd do one more big trip out on my week off, and after debating Marwell some more, I decided to go to the Hawk Conservancy Trust http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/ instead. It's not far from me but the roads are rubbish so 40 miles took over an hour, and I got there not long after opening time. There was a board up with the daily schedule, which is it turns out is about the same as the one on the website. The first event was at 11am, so with some spare time I got a coffee and bacon buttie as a late breakfast before heading out.
11.00am Heron and Red Kite feed
This was in a set of hides at one end of the site. The hide overlooks a meadow. I got there a bit early so I had free choice of where to go. The routine was fixed. A keeper would go and put food out in the field, and on the way back would ring a hand bell. Which attracted... nothing. I think a crow took a look, but not much happened. Herons actually flew around before the feed but didn't get close. No kites to be se