a cast of falcons

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Transporting a cast of falcons to Wales

At the height of the summer, Animalcouriers and our partner GoFetch stepped in at short notice to transport a cast of falcons to Wales from London’s Heathrow airport.

It was a very hot day when we received a call from the Animal Reception Centre (ARC) at the airport. Almost 40 falcons had arrived by air earlier in the day, and were due to travel on to the Brecon Beacons. Given the high temperatures that day, the ARC rejected the pre-booked transport in favour of a vehicle with air conditioning and electric ventilation.

Courier Matthew from GoFetch was about to head home to Wales in one of our vans following a joint trip with Animalcouriers. He quickly detoured to Heathrow to collect these handsome birds of prey, and take them to their specially designed accommodation in the Brecon Beacons.

Cast of falcons arriving at Heathrow's ARC

Arriving at Heathrow’s ARC

Cast of falcons: The falcons safely transferred to our air-conditioned van

The falcons safely transferred to our air-conditioned van

Arrival at the birds' accommodation in the Brecon Beacons

Arrival at the birds’ accommodation in the Brecon Beacons

By |2018-10-03T15:45:50+00:00Wednesday, October 3, 2018|exotic pets, pet transport|24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. becomingcliche October 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    That. is. so. COOL!

    • Animalcouriers October 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Always exciting when something out of the ordinary happens!

  2. Jovina Coughlin October 3, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    How interesting – falcons- instead of dogs and cats.

  3. GP Cox October 3, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    40 Falcons?!! Wow, did you have a wagon full to care for!!

  4. Sheila Morris October 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Wow – what an amazing story and what a fabulous reputation you have established!!
    Good for you and great good fortune for the falcons!!
    Well done!

    • Animalcouriers October 4, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

      It was really good to be able to help out at the last minute. Rather fun to have such exalted birds on board!

  5. tootlepedal October 3, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Good for Matthew.

  6. BellaDharma's LadyMum October 4, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Fantastic!!! You & the Animal Couriers never cease to amaze me!!!!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen & **purrsss** BellaDharma

  7. onespoiledcat October 4, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Amazing……that’s a whole lot of birds to transport. We never knew that a bunch of falcons was called a “cast” !

    Pam

    • Animalcouriers October 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      It sure is a whole lot of birds! We didn’t know so had to look it up…

  8. Clowie October 4, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Wow! You never know what a new day will bring! And I’ve just learnt a new collective noun. 🙂

    • Animalcouriers October 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      We love fun challenges like this! We also love our collective nouns 😀

  9. Animalcouriers October 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    It sure is a whole lot of birds! We didn’t know so had to look it up… 😉

  10. BellaDharma's LadyMum October 4, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    It sure was Annie! And I learned a new meaning for the word ‘cast’ too! Fun & educational, hehehe…..

  11. BellaDharma's LadyMum October 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    <3 🙂 <3

  12. Charles Huss October 4, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    That is a very unique cargo. I couldn’t help but think it was funny that the falcons traveled by air.

    • Animalcouriers October 5, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Ha ha yes! Don’t think they have the stamina of homing pigeons!

  13. ledrakenoir October 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Interesting and yes different. 😀

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