Why Falcon Boats?
Whilst skippering a boat trip in the summer of 2014, Ffion witnessed a peregrine falcon flying very low over the water. As she continued to watch, the bird fell in to the water. Peregrines, not being seabirds, are unable to swim so Ffion raced across the water, pulled out the drowning falcon, put her in a bucket and took her home (as you do). It would be worth noting at this point that Ffion has previously worked in a bird hospital and has ample experience with rehabilitating and handling wild birds.
As the months went by, she worked very closely with the female peregrine, now named Hiss, to discover why she had had her initial accident and the bring her up to strength to be once again released into the wild. This remarkable story drew the attention of author and illustrator Jackie Morris, a close friend of Ffion’s, and the book ‘Queen of the Sky’ was born, in which you can read more about Ffion’s relationship with a wild bird, the rehab of Hiss and her eventual release. In early 2016 when Ffion went on to found her company, there really was only one name in mind, Falcon Boats, in commemoration of Hiss the peregrine.