Sunday, November 11, 2012
Mini Meeting Meet
Many of the people who gathered today were either soon-to-be apprentices or wanna-be apprentices. The host of our meeting flies a falcon, and I am remiss here for not having gotten a picture of her. Her name is Eowyn. We were shown her equipment and mews/weathering yard. She was flown later in the day, not with the group, but we were out with another falconer and her red tail so missed the action. I was offered the opportunity to fly my girls first, so that is exactly what we did.
Our first stop was a thin brushy area right in town, squeezed between some industrial buildings and a farm field. These kinds of places are just perfect as the crops are down, and what bunnies may be present will find refuge in the trees and grass. Also, these places tend to attract the town folks to dump brush in them, which make nice bunny refuges. The group fanned out and began beating brush and stomping piles. Sassy followed along very nicely, as she does. About halfway into the stretch of trees someone hollared out a "ho-ho", Sassy launched, and we had bunny #1 for the day. I traded her off and let her crop up on what I had on the lure for her. Being guests I did not want to be greedy and snatch up all the rabbits in this location. I asked if we could relocate for Hit Girl and perhaps chase some squirrels. The answer was yes, and after some pictures, we loaded up and caravaned to the next site.
A really nice day in New Prague!