This blog is intended to cover different aspects of falconry, birds, and the animals that affect my life.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Lady and Starling
This is my friend John. He came up from Jacksonville to do a little trapping this way. He was looking for a sharp shin, but by the time he came up - he'd already trapped it. The little sharpie is a real killer. Here he is on his 9th kill.
I've had Gonzo since he was a young hawk and he came to me from Dave Mancini. He is a great bird who has been car hawked at different birds, flown from trees at squirrel and rabbit, and flown from a T-perch. He is a wonderfully efficient hunter that hunts in the 650 gram range.
Tess came to me by way of Wes Collins breeding project. She is a direct descendant of the Coulsins' famous White wing. I just acquired her for the 2008-09 hunting season. Her previous owner flew her extensively from the car at starlings, geese, and crows. She has been great at squirrels and has a ridiculously calm disposition. She flies between 900 - 950 grams.