Hawking in Scotland in 1980

Date Created: 11 February 2014

Author: Steve Frank

Source: Kindly submitted by Frits Kleyn

Owner: Steve Frank

Location: Lochdhu Estate, Scotland, UK

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A group photo of falconers on hawking in Scotland in 1980. Photo was kindly submitted by Frits Klein with the folllowing comments:

the maker of the picture was Stephen Frank who send this picture to Tony Walker. The location is Lochdhu Estate then owned by Robin Sinclair (2nd Viscount of Thurso). It was Tony's first day on the Grouse Moor that day and he killed his first Grouse with his four year old peregrine Melody.

The names or from left to right: Roger Upton, Umberto Caproni di Taliedo, Eckart Shormair, Tony Walker, Simon Autie, Glennis Grant, Nick Fox and Charles de Ganay.

Comments from Dr Nick Fox:

I have a feeling that there were other people there that day,  including Steve Frank, Fricci Pratesi and my wife Barbro Fox. I think the Italians had a male grey gyr as well.

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