The Citroen car show was a great hit. We were visited by people from all over the world, Australia, New Zealand, America and all over Europe.
Luckily the weather held out for the whole four days of the event. Due to the weather we had to keep spraying the birds with cold water to regulate their temperature as in the wild they would find somewhere cool.
We use a gazebo to provide shelter from the sun and rain and have never yet had a problem. Transporting our birds can cause a few headaches but nothing to worry about.
This time the show was only an hour away from base and the birds don’t seem to be bothered at all by a couple of hours in the car. It is always a worry though in case there is an accident but touch wood that hasn’t ever happened.
What we do at the shows is allow people to take their own photos holding the birds if they wish and just leave it up to them to leave a donation if they wish. We use the donations for the upkeep of our own birds and the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild birds.
Across the four days the birds were probably held by at least 500 people without problems. At this show we only did short distance flying and mainly it was a static display.
It obviously went well as we have been asked to do the Citroen Northern Rally next year. That is only a UK event as the international one only comes to the UK rarely. This year was the first one in the north of England although they have been down south once before.
We would like to thank the organisers and voulunteers that made the show such a great success. We are proud to have been part of it.
To all the folk who visited us, thank you and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.