Helen Macdonald: Taming goshawks and cuddling parrots
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Helen Macdonald: Taming hawks and cuddling parrots

After the death of her father, Helen Macdonald formed an extraordinary bond with a ferocious hawk who helped her to grieve.

At Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Helen reflects on her experience, as told in best-selling book H is for Hawk, and also where she is today – keeping company with a parrot.

Hear more from Helen on life as a falconer on The Conversation from BBC World Service.

Watch Helen train a new hawk on Natural World from BBC Two on Thursday 19 October.

  • 13 Oct 2017
  • From the section England
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