It's always exciting to see your hawk get the defining characteristic that makes it a "Red Tailed" hawk. She has seven feathers pretty much fully grown in, four in various stages of growing in, and she just lost the last brown feather this past weekend. I think it is neat how there is still a barring pattern to a couple of her feathers. The moult progresses nicely! Sassy also just lost her last tail feather, but there is no difference between her last set and the new one, so doesn't make a very exciting picture.
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.