Chris grew up in the Sussex countryside and had his first hawk and falcon at the age of 14. He gained his experience from his grandfather, James Warriner (Warriner meant “rabbit catcher”) who flew Goshawks and Peregrines.

Chris has kept various birds of prey throughout his life including a Golden Eagle called “Ivan”, and has been doing falconry displays, and educational work for the past 30 years.

He now lives with his wife Trish in a secluded country cottage 325 metres above sea level overlooking Ludlow with panoramic views over the Shropshire countryside and Welsh Mountains and this is where his experience days are run from.

THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE WHERE WE TRAIN AND EXERCISE OUR BIRDS

Video by Andy Cox, with kind permission.

Chris is well known too for his conservation work throughout the world and has worked on a number of television programmes including

    • Bird Bandits – ITV
    • Chasing the Tiger – Wildlife on One
    • Tigers for Sale – National Geographic
    • Countrywise – ITV
    • Wild Guide – BBC
    • Day in the Life of a Kestrel – BBC
    • Nature Detectives – BBC

Philomena our Ferruginous Hawk all grown up. Picture courtesy of Janette Hill