Falconry Friday! Remembering to Bring all the Things!

November 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Most falconers I know carry around a ton of gear, if not on their person then at least in the hawking car.  I mean, why have a hawking car if you're not going to put all the things in it?  Most falconers I know are also borderline OCD about making sure everything is where it's supposed to be. 

 

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I've managed to forget just about every piece of gear at least once -- except for the birds.  I haven't taken off and left the birds at home--- yet....

 

Their boxes are big enough that I usually notice if they're not in the car yet:

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Here's my hawking bag though.  Lots of little things that are easy to misplace:

 

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Aside from the cameras and telemetry, most of this stuff if either for first aid, taking care of game caught, or recovering a wayward bird.

 

That's usually enough to get us back to the car where the real first aid kit lives:

 

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Good thing too because, without a hint of irony, Tonks decided to follow up our post about medical issues by lacerating her foot.  She's got 3-4 stitches now, some antibiotics, and a two week vacation on tap.

 

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There are actually three separate cuts there, one sutured and two closed with tissue glue.  

 

Dora will be going it solo for a bit, and we hope to turn Lily loose after pheasants in the next day or two!

 

For now,  here are some new pictures and videos from the past couple weeks:

 

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We've got three birds going in three different directions now and we'll keep you up to date on everyone's progress!


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