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Merry Christmas from Team Coda

Thank you to all of our supporters, customers, suppliers, friends and family for a record breaking 2017! We have had a blast this year and hope that everyone who has come along to Coda Falconry and enjoyed our experiences or displays have a restful and enjoyable festive break. Here’s to 2018 and all of those new adventures!

Snowy Essex!

What did you do when the snows of 2017 came fluttering down? Well, for us, it was business as usual – we flew birds and even did a wedding 😀 Here’s an obligatory photo of our Snowy owl Freya in the snow…..

A year of weddings

2017 has been a record breaking year for weddings here at Team Coda – we have been a part of 15 weddings this year! Most of these have been at our beautiful second home, Hedingham Castle and we have enjoyed every single one. Even the snow didn’t stop us!

Thank you to all of the brides, grooms and venues that have chosen us to be their ring delivery experts throughout the year.

Stefflon Don music video….with spiders!

As it was his birthday, we thought we’d treat Paul to a nice, warm job in the studio last November as part of Stefflon Don’s new music video “Ding-A-Ling”.

Taking centre stage on the animal crew were in fact our newest additions…not birds of prey at all but a beautiful Tarantula called Itsy and some of our bearded dragons. I’m pleased to say they all behaved themselves and we can’t wait to see the finished video.

Check out the teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GY4Bzt4QMI

Bank Holiday Hedingham

Thousands of people flocked to our second home at Hedingham Castle over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of their Jousting event and of course, your favourite falconers were on hand to deliver 2 flying demonstrations over the course of the day. Thank you so much to everyone who came to visit our stand and give lovely feedback about us and the birds – we really appreciate your kind words and interest in our sport. As that was the Hedingham Castle finale for 2017, we won’t be back until Spring 2018 but needless to say – we’re looking forward to it already.

New faces at Team Coda – Paul

Paul is our most recent addition to the Coda Falconry team – Paul has worked at a variety of different animal sanctuaries and therefore has good all round knowledge on animal welfare and husbandry. He has helped to rehabilitate a lit of rescue animals and has a real passion for raptors. This shows in his hard work to keep them in the best condition possible so we’re very pleased he has taken on the role of a falconer within Coda Falconry. Paul’s laid back, friendly personality and knowledge of reptiles / creepy crawlies makes him a fantastic addition to the team. We’re looking forward to blending these 2 passions into some fantastic new experience days very soon.

New faces at Team Coda – Luke

Luke came for one of our experience days a couple of years ago and pretty much… never left! Luke is now an extremely capable bird of prey trainer in his own right and has taken on the role of a falconer within Coda Falconry. Luke has a lot of knowledge regarding reptiles / creepy crawlies and we’re looking forward to blending these 2 passions into some fantastic new experience days very soon.

Education, education, education

Team Coda have been busy little bees during term time as we’ve been visiting a lot of educational establishments trying to spread the word of falconry and conservation to the human beings of the future. We are yet to ask the mighty question “So kids – what 5 things have you learnt today” without a barrage of facts coming towards us in reply so I think it’s safe to say….the information has been sticking!

Snap happy

We’ve been over the moon with how popular our Photography experience days have become. Customers of all abilities and from all across the UK have travelled to our humble centre in order to learn how to capture the true magic of raptors. Under the close supervision of our experienced photography tutors, our budding photographers are shown the best techniques to get that once in a lifetime shot of a bird in flight and how to use the natural environment to make a static picture really pop! The results have been fantastic and we’re really looking forward to running more of these throughout the summer.

Stop! Hover time….

Remember our tiny ball of fluff that arrived last year? Yep. That’s right – Bramble the kestrel is now a year old and is a firm favourite on our experience days. We’ve even taught him how to hover on command so he’s a bright little spark indeed.