What to Get the Bird of Prey Who Has Everything? A Bentley, of Course.
This Bentagya comes with a falcon-handling kit. Seriously.
If you own a falcon — like so many of us do — you know how finnicky the fine-feathered beasts can be.
They’ll turn their beaks up at duck parfait or the most humanely raised pickled quail. They demand air-conditioned mews with fine silk and cushy cashmere. And don’t even try putting down the The Daily News for litter — a well-heeled peregrine only craps on the Times or the Wall Street Journal.
Falcons demand the best and, sadly, it’s becoming harder and harder for we owners to live up to their high-flying standards.
Thankfully, when a brand like Bentley sees a problem, like a falcon, they swoop in.
To aid struggling falconers and their long-suffering birds, Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner — which previously came to the aid of fly-fishing enthusiasts — built a bespoke in-car falconry kit that fits handsomely in the rear of the Bentayga. Featuring a “master flight station” and a “refreshment case,” the cork-trimmed units sit on a removable tray for access.
Falcon Kit (9 images)
Inside the refreshment case you’ll find a trio of metal flasks, durable cups, a blanket and refreshing face cloths (what every good falconry run needs) and the flight station contains a laser-embossed stowage tray with room for a GPS bird tracking unit, binoculars, perches and hand-crafted leather bird hoods and gauntlets, all of which are available as options for a price.
“The Bentayga Falconry showcases what’s possible with our skilled craftspeople,” said Mulliner director Geoff Dowding. “They can devise elegant and exquisitely executed bespoke solutions to compliment any lifestyle or hobby.” (“Especially normal ones, like falconry,” he likely thought.)
There’s no word what the Bentayga Falconry Kit costs, but whatever it is, Little Mordecai is probably worth it.