I am a woman falconer, enjoying the Great Outdoors with a hawk on my fist.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Another Rare White Bird
It's a terribly dinky picture taken with my cell phone . . . but proof of another rare white bird.
I was spending a day headed to Madison for Farmer's Market, and a day of shopping with my girlfriend. I stopped by Dave's home on the way to give him "payment" for his kind gift of bells which I brought to the Minnesota Falconer's Game Dinner. He now has an assortment of Spring Grove Pop, as well as an assortment of dark stout beers, his favorite. While leaving his home and headed over to my girlfriend's, I saw one of the rare Whooping Cranes foraging for some breakfast in one of the fields. I used to live in that area, and around there spotting a Whooper is not such a rare happening, as the Necedah Wildlife Refuge is the location where many have been trained to follow an ultra-light, and to where many of the adults are now returning. If interested, here is the blog of the organization that is working with these most endangered birds:
Falconry! Or more appropriately for me, Hawking! It is a passion, and a way of life. I happily pursue this sport, with the loving assistance of my husband. Come along with me for our adventures with the birds. Primarily we actively pursue it in the colder months . . . the rest of the time I try to make this blog as interesting as possible. Come let me share my stories, and feel free to contact me. I always enjoy talking about my obsession with this sport.