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.
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:
Here's my hawking bag though. Lots of little things that are easy to misplace:
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:
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.
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:
We've got three birds going in three different directions now and we'll keep you up to date on everyone's progress!