Our Life With Birds

Leading Bird Experts Lloyd and Rose Buck embark on a UK Theatre Tour accompanied by some of their extraordinary feathered friends


’The Bucks are remarkable people because when they do imprint, they form a bond they can’t break and it means those swans are with them for life’ Sir David Attenborough

It’s not often you see birds flying in theatres but in 2018 audiences all over the country will get the chance! Leading bird experts Lloyd and Rose Buck will embark on their first theatre tour accompanied by some extraordinary feathered friends. This is a truly unique interactive experience not just for bird loving enthusiasts but also for anyone who relishes the opportunity to see birds rarely seen outside of their wild habitats. These special evenings will be lead by the Bucks and supported by their film footage as they share their insights, stories and experiences of their world with birds. It’s an event not to be missed.

Lloyd and Rose are passionate about birds. They have devoted over twenty-five years of their lives to rearing and nurturing a wide variety of breeds at their farmstead near Bristol. They train their birds specially for filming on location and in studios and they are without a doubt the foremost experts at tracking birds and in-flight filming. Their magnificent avian family includes Lady & Moses the Peregrin Falcons, Ashley the Kestrel, Lily the Barn Owl, Ellie the Northern Goshawk, Tilly the Golden Eagle, Poppy the Pigeon and a large number of Starlings, Geese and Swans.

Between them Lloyd and Rose have been involved with over 100 different documentaries, drama productions and feature films such as the BBC’s Poldark, Top Gear, The Hollow Crown, and The Flying Engineer. Their birds have appeared in numerous productions for ITV, the National Geographic Channel, RTE in Ireland and CBS in America. They have worked with virtually every wildlife and natural history television star including Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, and Kate Humble. The Bucks have also worked on a number of TV commercials and music videos and even a new film for Disney.

You may have encountered this talented pair as they often appear as guests on The One Show and the popular BBC programmes Autumnwatch and Springwatch. It is not unusual to spot Lloyd on screen with one of his majestic eagles or falcons whilst Rose has gained much recognition for appearing with Sir David Attenborough while her Geese followed their speedboat for the Sky TV series ‘Conquests of the Sky’.

Looking after our birds is a not just our career and job, it is a lifestyle, as you have to be there for them seven days a week, but we love it”. We describe ourselves as bird behaviorists and handlers, specialising in working with our birds for many TV and film sequences and because we always make sure the birds enjoy themselves we can get the best out of them without compromising their welfare” Lloyd Buck

‘I have been arranging talks for over 20 years and Lloyd and Rose’s talks was one of the most appreciated by the audience I can remember in all that time’
Ray Barnett (Head of Collections & Archives) Bristol Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKaJzosA9U – David Attenborough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=237&v=N_vur9EiO6c – Bird man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=174&v=jTJYc8O1ocM – Bird chase



28th      Bristol                1532 Performing Arts Centre         0117 9736006     https://www.1532bristol.co.uk


2nd       Salisbury           Salisbury Arts Centre                   01722 321744     http://www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk
26th      Swindon           Swindon Arts Centre               01793 524481     https://swindontheatres.co.uk


Tickets from £12 to £17