Introducing . . . . Annabelle!!
Here is Justin, my first apprentice, showing off possibly the prettiest hawk I've ever had the pleasure to see up close and hold. It is simply not fair!! I'm not sure who to complain to. This is his first ever hawk, and he trapped what appears to be either a Krider's Red Tailed Hawk, or at least a very light phase bird. When she molts this next year we will know if she is a true Krider's . . . if she keeps the stripes in her tail.
(Your bird is pretty, but maybe we should have considered your shirt when we took pictures, eh Justin?)
Despite some mutes in her tail . . . . Look At That Tail! The colors are really quite unique!
She's sitting the fist well, taking tidbits, and even jumped to the fist. So far, she is very sweet, and shows all the signs of a very delightful first hawk for Justin.
I tease him . . . . and tell him I'm jealous . . . . but really, I'm quite happy for him for trapping this beautiful bird. He is very enthusiastic about becoming a falconer, and Annabelle should make his first season very enjoyable!