Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's a Bird Eat Bird World

Photo by Misty Bowers/Special to the Reporter-News
Rocky the Harris hawk is being used to rid the Howard Payne University campus of pesky birds.

It seems that more and more falconers out there are finding work using their birds and their falconry skills.

It may very well be a dog-eat-dog world out there, but at Howard Payne University this week, it was a bird-eat-bird world as hawks were released to thin the flocks upon flocks of grackles roosting in trees, littering sidewalks and just being a general nuisance.

Jack Brady, of Got Birds?, a bird abatement company from Stephenville, brought two Harris's hawks -- Rocky and Woody -- and one Cooper's hawk -- Morticia -- to the HPU campus Thursday night to do what they do best: hunt other animals.

So your falconers out there looking for something to do read the rest here. Get your birds out night hawking, and who knows where it will take you.

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