Welcome all!  This is the most sensible new landing spot for the "Falconry Friday" photo essay series. The 2016 season will start very soon!

 

 

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Falconry Friday! Releasing Lily back into the wild

October 27, 2017
Hello again peeps! Those of you who've been following the falconry season on Facebook know that our Red Tail of three seasons, Lily, started signaling that she was think...
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Falconry Friday! Hello Again from the Sagebrush Steppe!

October 13, 2017
Hello again everyone! The 2017 falconry season is well underway with the girls closing in on the three dozen jackrabbit mark now. This season is shaping up to be quite t...
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Falconry Friday! Coming Full Circle - An overview of the Breeding Season

March 10, 2017
Hello again peeps! As many of you know, I volunteer as a moderator for a number of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Live streaming raptor nest cams. The raptor nesting s...
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Falconry Friday! Falconry Furniture Part 3

March 03, 2017
Hi Again everyone! This will be the third and final installment of the Falconry Furniture series. In Part 1 we talked about anklets, jesses, leash extenders, and swivels.
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Falconry Friday! Falconry Furniture, Part Two

February 24, 2017
Hello again everyone! Today we'll continue our discussion of Falconry furniture -- the equipment that the raptor actually wears day to day. Last week we spent quite a bit...
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Falconry Friday! Falconry Furniture, Part One

February 17, 2017
Hi peeps! Furniture is a medieval term referring to any piece of equipment that the falconry raptor actually wears and we'll take a look at some of that stuff in more det...
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Falconry Friday! Feathers, Daylight, and Molting

February 10, 2017
Hi all! Now that the hunting season is over and our hawks are starting the molt I thought we'd take a closer look at the molting process as well as feathers in general....
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Falconry Friday! Throwback edition

February 03, 2017
Morning peeps! The weather is still not cooperating in terms of hunting opportunity and we're still playing catch-up after unexpected travel. I finally started reading He...
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Falconry Friday! Some favorites from the 2016 season

January 20, 2017
Hey peeps! It's STILL snowing! We've had more snow and more days below 10*F here than we've had in many a year. We're over 200 inches now with almost 8 weeks left in the...
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Falconry Friday! The Monochromatic Winter

January 13, 2017
Rehi all! We're in the deepest part of the winter now. This is the most difficult time of year for raptors - the snow is heavily crusted, it's very cold, and prey is scar...
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