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    Birds of prey.

    I've recently done a falconry course at a Bird of prey centre where I ended up volunteering. I managed to take a few photos and videos while I'm there.
    Hope you enjoy.


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    Did you enjoy watching them? Any chance you got to fly one off your wrist? My husband is a licensed Falconer and its the coolest thing in the world! Of course we currently don't have a bird bc of Rick being in the Navy but we will get back into it one day I am sure. Great pictures!
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    Re: Birds of prey.

    Wow, what beautiful and noble birds. Thank you for sharing

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    Re: Birds of prey.

    Thanks for sharing. Very cool. Once, there were three sparrow hawks (American Kestrals) trapped in my brother-in-law's shop/building. The mother was nesting in one of the vents and when the chicks were ready for flight, they found a way to come in rather then going out. Pretty exciting having them zipping overhead inside the building which was only about 3500 sq ft. I was able to capture them with a pair of welding gloves. They were very beautiful creatures and though their talons were small, they were incredibly sharp.

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    Re: Birds of prey.

    Nice pictures, and pretty birds. Whats with the one in the little mask?
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    awesome pics. ive always wanted to get into falconry
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    I would hate to be on the receiving end of a mad hawk.

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    Re: Birds of prey.

    Quote Originally Posted by DooLittle View Post
    Nice pictures, and pretty birds. Whats with the one in the little mask?
    Not an expert here, but as I recall, the purpose of the hood is to keep them calm when it's not time for them to be ready to fly from your wrist.
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    Re: Birds of prey.

    Just awesome!! I love birds of prey. They are so amazing!!! My favorite are the owls with out a doubt. But they are all sooo amazing!!! You are so lucky to be able to spend time with these fantastic animals.
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