Eagles set to soar at Game Fair

Falconer Ben Potter will be bringing one of the largest eagle species in the world to fly over the crowds at The Game Fair this summer.

Ben’s two Steller’s sea eagles, Camilla and Rupert, will give a demonstration in the Falconry Village when the festival of the great British countryside returns to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July.

The Steller’s sea eagle is a relative of the bald eagle that breeds only on the eastern coast of Russia. It has a large yellow beak, black and white plumage, and a wingspan of up to eight feet. Rupert weighs 15lb, while Camilla is a hefty 18lb.

Barry the bald eagle and vultures Thelma, Arthur and Dyson will also be performing aerial demonstrations.

“I now have more than 30 fully trained birds which are all free-flown every day for nine months of the year, regardless of the weather,” Ben explained.

“I like to draw attention to the natural behaviour of our magnificent birds and show them doing what they do best – flying free. I’m looking forward to doing that at The Game Fair, the biggest countryside show of them all.”

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