Falconry Friday! The Monochromatic Winter

January 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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 scarce.  The Harris' hawks have long since finished up their season and are starting their molt.  Lily has another week or three of hunting to go, depending on the weather.


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She continues to do well on pheasants and has even caught a few chukars this year! Her behavior is starting to change with the season now, with less aggression toward prey and more interest in soaring and wandering.


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