Wild Take is a podcast about finding, raising, and training a wild hawk in Ireland.
Ed interviews Anya for Claremorris Community Radio
Late June 2018: It's two years since Anya's first tree climb for a hawk. She's back in the harness again this summer, and Ed interviews her in a report for the local community radio station, Claremorris Community Radio: www.ccr946.ie.
#9 Time to climb
At midsummer, the moment finally arrived for Anya to climb the tree. What happened next surprised us. And what happened after that. And after that too. It's taken a month to get this episode edited and finished, but here it is.
#8 I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again
This midsummer night's episode finds us taking a deep breath and gathering our thoughts. We are only a day or two from attempting the wild take. In the forest, we and the sparrowhawks get closer than ever.
#7 Learning the ropes
In this episode we venture out with workmate and arborist Denis, who shows Anya how to climb spruce trees. A new hobby! We also take Denis to look at the nest itself to ask him, Is it doable?
#6 No falsifying dream
In this episode we discuss a question from a listener, and you get to hear us swear in excitement about another significant discovery.
#5 Sparrowhawk nest!
A turning point in the journey, the intense beauty of which is a bit overwhelming.