Twins . . . arent' we cute together!Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings, Minnesota. It was a lot warmer and greener this year than how it appeared last year. Still, many plants are growing and far from blooming. I should come back sometime later in the season and see it all greened and blossomed up.
She did bring with her some leather work she has been practicing on. She has made a nice lure, and is trying her hand at several hoods. For my part, I gave her one of the best books I have had on Red Tailed hawks. I recently purchased the updated copy of Liam J. McGranaghan's book on the subject. It is updated, and in a hard back format. I gave Motaki my old copy.
It was a fun evening, and I did win one of the raffle items, the primary one that I was interested in, the fourth book by Harry McElroy, Desert Hawking IV: Quail. Mr. McElroy is one of the foremost authorities on training and hunting Harris Hawks, as well as Aplomado Falcons. I'm looking forward to reading the book.
It was a fun evening! Now we settle into the long months of minimal hawking activity. Sassy had another feather on the floor of her mews this morning. Hit Girl is falling apart, with body feathers all over the mews. It's all good!