The next time you visit the castle, book the Belvoir Birds of Prey for a display and experience you won’t forget
Belvoir Castle is home to 3 birds of prey – Scooby and Rodney are 7-year-old Harris Hawks, and Persil is our 11-year-old tame barn owl. They live in converted game larders situated in the Castle’s central courtyard.
The birds are looked after by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of handlers, led by Rhi Clark. Every day they are carefully weighed, checked, cleaned, fed and flown. They have an important day job – chasing pigeons off the Castle’s lead roof, but they also regularly attend local charity events.
In the summer months, all three birds are flown for school groups visiting Knipton Cricket Fields as part of the Duchess’s Cricket Trust.
Book a demonstration with the birds on your visit to the castle and learn more about them.