Good morning, good morning: I am rediscovering the delights of starting work early in the summer months, rising with the sun (or a little after!). So, this week it is sorting the practicalities for the Verne show, ‘Passage’. Last time I was there it was for the filming of the harris hawk which, when it flew directly at me heading towards Martin’s gloved hand I could feel the downdraft from her wings on my head. What did surprise me though was how the hawk attracted, rather than scared off, gulls and rooks. As soon as they spotted that a hawk was flying then they all came to mob her. I had heard that some years back the prison brought in a falconer to clear the site of gulls, but on this evidence it is hard to see how that might have worked.
nd skimming over my head, that was when I could feel the downdraft from the wings.