Last week I visited my friend Billy Taylor, who is resident falconer at Lainston House Hotel near Winchester and an ex-Hampshire cricketer! Billy has a number of wonderful birds, including a golden eagle and various owls, falcons and hawks. As well as having an opportunity to photograph some of his birds, we spent some time in the nearby fields, searching for hares. We managed to dodge some heavy rain showers and spot at least fifteen. We weren’t lucky enough to see what I was really hoping for, which was the hares boxing, but I was able to capture a few nice images. Below are some examples.