Testimonials

Dear Sharon,

 

I just wanted to write to let you know how much we all enjoyed our visit to you last Sunday morning. Sam thought it was the best thing he has ever done and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. He absolutely loved seeing all the different birds and being able to be so close to them. Anthony was brilliant – very informative, knowledgeable and charming with the children ( and us!) – a real credit to your business. He really managed to impart his own enthusiasm for his job and consequently made it a truly memorable experience for Sam.

 

Thanks for helping me to organise it, and I think you might get Sam offering to volunteer for you in the future!

 

Best wishes,

 

Sally

 

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James ,

 

Every now and again I am surprised when something far exceeds my expectations.

 

That is exactly how I felt at the end of my visit to your falconry yesterday.

 

More species and birds than I expected;

 

More fascinating information and introductions to the characteristics of different species;

 

More good humour and entertainment value;

 

More hands on experience;

 

More flying displays.

 

All in all it was a great afternoon, so thank you both for your efforts and your hard work.

I wish you continued success and if you put up another Groupon deal –I will certainly buy again.

Well done.

 

John O’Brien

 

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Hello James,

 

Thanks for a really wonderful day on Saturday! Jo and I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour experience at Fallowfields. It was wonderful to watch you and Anthony doing what you so obviously love yourselves, and inviting us all (somewhat timidly, as it turned out that day!) to learn about and share in your appreciation for the wonderful birds in your care. We liked the fact that as a family run operation we got to hear a very personal account from you – there is nothing like hearing someone talk about the things they really love, in my view!

 

The weather on Saturday was a bit uncertain and we appreciated your willingness to be flexible so that we flew the birds early on in case the weather meant we couldn’t do it later in the session. It also gave us the immediate experience of how such things as the weather affect the performance of the birds, as well the excitement that you felt about how the birds would show what they could do in gusty conditions. It was exhilarating to have the birds fly to us, with everyone having plenty of turns to experience this excitement, and the games and exercises you put both birds and ‘rabbits’ through were varied and fun. All in all, a wonderful afternoon was had.

 

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Hi James & Sharon,

Just wanted to write and say a big ‘Thank you’ to you both, your staff and your wonderful birds for such a great day.

I came to an outdoor pursuits day with my husband Paul and son Lewis today and we just had the most enjoyable time. The chance to have a go at so many outdoor activities was really fun but being able to learn more about your birds and have the opportunity to get up close to them was amazing.

All your birds were lovely but we had a real soft spot for Boo who was so comical, Flannel who was a real cutie and the terrible twosome young Reg and Ronnie.

The refreshments were greatly appreciated and we learnt so much about the birds from James.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and hopefully we will be able to come and see you again soon.

Kind Regards

Lorraine Smith

 

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Hello Fallowfields Falconry team (Animals and Humans alike),

 

What an absolutely fabulous day. It was so enjoyable and informative, and with such friendly and helpful team. I was disappointed not to have won the “Big Prize” with the archery, but having had such a wonderful time I will be more than happy to come along to another of your days and improve my aim!!

I felt that you had made the day perfect for any age group (during the ferret racing I think even the older members forgot themselves for a while and let their inner child out….I know I did. Congratulations Cinnamon, a well deserved win).

The set up and displays were amazing and your wonderful ferret enclosure has given me loads of ideas for my stinky lot….I therefor send their thanks in advance 🙂

Thank you once again for a super experience.

 

Amelia Sumner (Outdoor Pursuits Day)

 

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My wife & I had the pleasure of participating in your two hour Falconry Experience last Friday afternoon and wanted to say that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would also like to thank Sharon, Ben and Anthony for their warm and friendly welcome and how very interesting and informative they were in their presentation and displays.

 

Many thanks once again.

 

All the best

 

Jackie & Stuart Rose

 

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Dear James

 

I hope you are very well. I am emailing to say a huge, huge thank you to you for all the wonderful activities that you ran during Simon’s party. They went so smoothly and were so exciting. So many people said how much they enjoyed them and how fantastic the birds were. They also loved the ferret racing – that was very popular as was the archery and catapulting. It was such a success so thank you so much for putting so much into it. Please can you thank your team too from us. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know having a party! I hope that the rest of your summer events will be very successful and hopefully see you soon

 

All the best Louise and Simon

 

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Dear James, Sharon,

 

I don’t often make time to write to a note of thanks, but I wanted to tell you how much my friends & I enjoyed our visit to the Fallowfields falconry yesterday. I had come into contact with birds of prey twice before – I once held an owl at a children’s petting zoo for 30 seconds, and I was once a spectator at a large flying display. The 2 hour experience with you was a revelation. I really appreciated the way you introduced us to all your birds and explained their diverse behaviours and personalities. You clearly have a passion for your work, and that comes through strongly in your enthusiasm for their welfare and sustainability. The highlight was then having some of the birds fly to my outstretched arm, and to look them in the eye. They’re magnificent.

 

I liked the relaxed atmosphere, from the welcome coffee and cake to your entertaining narrative. The group size was surprisingly small, and I was pleased that many of your attempts at humour worked! After we left, our Swedish guests praised the fact that they could understand you easily and felt completely involved. Overall, 10 out of 10 from me. I hope to visit you again, and I already have in mind other friends that I plan to bring.

 

Best regards,

 

Graeme Roberts

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I just wanted to say thank you for the experience we had on Saturday 15th January with you, number one and meeting the other birds.

My father and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will definitely back again.

Thank you once again.

 

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Just wanted to say what a fabulous day we had with you last Friday (despite the artic conditions!). The day was a christmas present from me to Larry but I have to say that we both thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt a lot about hunting and falconry. Thanks again and best wishes for the future

 

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I couldn’t see a feedback form on your website, but I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our falconry session yesterday. It was far more than we were expecting, very informative, and an amazing experience to see these birds close up. Fingers crossed we’ll be back soon!

 

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Can I just say what a fantastic time my wife and I had with you all today. I bought the “experience” as a birthday gift for her back in November and she’s been looking forward to this for weeks. I’m thrilled to say that she was totally enamoured with the whole thing. So, brownie points for me and a huge pat on the back for you guys. Additionally, I think it’s great to see a young couple making something of a business which is so obviously based on a love of the birds. May I wish you both continued success with your endeavours: here’s hoping that the Groupon exercise brings you many more customers!

 

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Dear James and Sharon,I just wanted to tell you that we had the most fabulous 2 hours yesterday, I really don’t do cold, but the experience of having your lovely birds flying to me, made me not notice I was cold, until I got in the car and all my toes fell off!! seriously I can’t thank you enough for allowing us to come along, you are very likely to see us again, probably on one of your exclusive hunting days.

 

Thanks again Kelvin and David Martin

 

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Dear All,

 

Wow…an experience never to forget! Our 2 hours spent with you on Saturday 19th February (a Christmas present from our Son and Daughter-in-law) was fantastic. Very informative and the passion you all have for your birds was evident from the minute we arrived. I really hope that we can return one day (hopefully during warmer weather…it was freezing but worth it!) Keep up the good work and we wish you every success for the future…you really deserve it.

 

Best regards,

 

Alan and Bibby Davey

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Dear James, Sharon

 

We just wanted to thank you for a fantastic visit to Fallow Fields Falconry yesterday. We thoughly enjoyed our time with yourselves and all the fantastic birds. We thought the experience you are offering is really exceptional and we came away having been given the opportunity to be part of the world of your birds and to really learn about them from someone who obviously has a deep love and passion for them. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and we thought Anthony was a really lovely young man, you will do well to hold on to him!

 

Thanks again, Trudy and Andy Hicken

 

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Dear James and all at Fallowfields Falconry,

 

Thank you for a great day at your falconry centre on Saturday. Even with the heat to contend with You, the Birds and the Team (Antony) made it a day to remember. I have always been fascinated by Birds of Prey and the ability to get close to them was fascinating. Your enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for these Birds allowed me to have a real insight into their lives and habits. I also applaud your frank and honest appraisal of the state of the trade in Birds of Prey and hope that it made all who attended think about this and how it ruins the life of these beautiful Creatures. You are all a credit to the art of Falconry and the experience is one that will stay with me.

 

Please find attached a Pic of your nemesis Boo!

 

Kind Regards and Thank you.

 

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Just a quick line to say Thank you so much for an excellent day out last Thursday.

 

Your birds are obviously well cared for and their willingness to please was quite evident as they displayed their own skills and prowess.

 

The venue was great and the lunch was delicious – what good fortune to have been able to do it in such fine weather.

 

Steven doesn’t have the greatest of confidence, so when he took charge of the ferrets from Steve I knew that we were in for some fun. We both had a terrific time and mum was most impressed with the spoils of the day. She cooked up the rabbit that night and last night we had a very special dish for our dinner.

 

We’re very much looking forward to doing it again in the not too distant future.

 

Kindest regards – Dave & Steven

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Dear Sharon and James,

 

I just wanted to thank you both for the great time I had on Wednesday 14 April. You were both so hospitable and generous with your time – James’ presentation was one of the best I have seen (and I coach people on giving presentations!) and the birds were fascinating. It was the perfect balance of fun and information. I hope I get to come back again.

 

Very best wishes, Chris

 

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Dear James and Sharon

 

We brought our grandson to your centre on Friday 29th April and I just want to thank you for the smashing time we had. Kieran has come away very enthused about the birds and we all learned a lot about their mannerisms. I loved learning about the individual characters the birds have and your love for them is contagious. We have discussed the day and the other days you offer with our friends and I am sure you will be getting some telephone calls soon. Thanks again for a great day, and I wish you both well as you develop your passions.

 

Penny Brown