MEET THE TEAM:
The FAB Falconry Team - whether Human or Bird - strive to conduct your encounter or event with Professionalism, Knowledge, Passion, Energy and Joy. Our ethos is to inspire and educate people we meet to help preserve and protect Birds of Prey and Owls. Please contact us if you feel we could enhance your event.
Florence: The founder of FAB Falconry - Head Falconer Florence has trained under the supervision of Paul Manning - Head Falconer at Beaulieu, as well as doing her LANTRA Award at The Hawk Conservancy in Andover. She has acquired skills and knowledge through working with fellow Falconers and is passionate about Falconry, Birds of Prey and Owls. Florence has worked alongside The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust as a Young Ambassador for Wildlife and cherishes the opportunity to raise awareness, inspire and educate people about Birds of Prey and Owls. Florence trained her first Bird of Prey when she was just 14 and has since rescued and re-homed many more Birds who have now found their Forever Homes here at FAB Falconry.
Nightingale: Female Harris Hawk, Nightingale, was Florence's first Bird of Prey. Nightingale does not enjoy being handled by anyone other than the FAB Falconry handlers so will not be available for handling. Nightingale is Florence's Hunting Bird and likes to chase Rabbits.
DaVinci: Male Barn Owl, DaVinci, has been with Florence since he was fourteen days old! DaVinci looks magical flying Wedding Rings down the Aisle!
Charlie Darwin: Male Barn Owl, Charlie Darwin, joined the Team at FAB Falconry when he needed re-homing. Now in his elder years he still loves meeting new people!
Attenborough: Male European Eagle Owl, Attenborough, was rescued by Florence after he had a troubled history. Attenborough loves to show off his massive wings!
Shackleton: Male Snowy Owl, Shackleton has been with FAB Falconry since he was sixteen days old! Shackleton is very cheeky and does a great impersonation of Hedwig! Shackleton struggles to keep cool in warmer weather so may be unavailable for Summer events in order to put his health and welfare first.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Male Barn Owl, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, came to FAB Falconry through re-homing. He loves to fly to people at our encounter sessions!
Pythagoras: Female Little Owl, Pythagoras, is small but feisty! She can always win a staring competition!
Owlbert Einstein: Male Tawny Owl, Owlbert Einstein, has been with FAB Falconry since he was a month old. He is very chatty and will always let Florence know when it is his dinner time!
Beastie: 1966 Series 2a Land Rover, Beastie, provides our team with executive luxury transportation! Beastie featured in a two page spread in the November 2020 Land Rover Owner International Magazine alongside Nightingale and Florence. The PDF format of the article can be found below.
FAB Falconry hold Animal Activities Licence Number 22/02205/AEX_06 and Public Liability Insurance.
Our Birds are all registered with the IBR and have the relevant DEFRA and CITES paperwork required for their species.
Photo of Louise and Florence kindly taken by Richard West Photography
Photo of Florence and DaVinci on the Glove credited to David Holmes
Photos of Florence and DaVinci in flight & Erica and DaVinci in flight, credited to Debbie Mcilroy
Forever in our Hearts:
Female Tawny Owl, Aristotle, was the Sister to Archimedes. She used to love showing everyone how still she could sit! Aristotle sadly passed away in August 2020 and now watches over the rest of the Team from Heaven.
Male Tawny Owl, Archimedes, was the Brother of Aristotle. He used to love to sit with her and have a cuddle! Archimedes sadly passed away in February 2020 and now watches over the rest of the Team from Heaven.
The Brother of Pythagoras and a very talkative boy he was always the one to raise the alarm if anything scary came along! Newton sadly passed away in November 2022. He now watches over the rest of the Team from Heaven.
Female Common Kestrel, Pascal, was rescued by FAB Falconry from the wild and used to love flying for Scout Groups. Pascal sadly passed away in April 2023 and now watches over the rest of the Team from Heaven.