Falconry Friday! Fall is Here!

October 14, 2016  •  1 Comment

Hi peeps!  I've had a fairly busy week as I'm on the committee re-writing the Utah state falconry statute and that deadline is fast approaching.  I'm sitting down now on Thursday afternoon and I have a choice of either conjuring up one of my long-winded blog posts or going flying.  Sorry to say, but I'm going to choose flying over writing 100% of the time!

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Fall is in peaking here now, many of the trees above 8,000' are shedding their leaves already and the raptor migration is in full swing.  These days it's pretty easy to spot 50 red tails and 10-12 prairie falcons no matter which direction one might take out of town.

There are too few bluebird October days like these to sit inside when we could out in the sage with birds in the air...

 

Since everyone else is on the move this time of year, here's a quick sampling of old and new October on-the-wing photos to tide us over until next week!

 

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break time!

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We had a little bit of a close call yesterday while I was playing hooky -- Dora bound to a rabbit a full three feet down in a badger hole.  I'm thankful for long arms as I could just reach her buried up to my elbow.....

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Annnnddddd..... a couple of recent videos for those so inclined:

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Lily will in all likelihood be flying outdoors by next week and hunting by the week after so if you're getting bored with the HAHAs, stay tuned...


Comments

Laura Culley(non-registered)
Just WOW! What a wonderful series of photos! And can't wait for Lily to be out and about, too!
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