He will finish up his apprenticeship this year, and I have absolutely no objections to advancing him to General Level Falconer. He has done a very good job of caring for, training and hunting the birds under his care, not because of anything I have done, but because of his enthusiastic nature and drive to succeed. He will be a fantastic falconer . . . and I look forward to seeing what he can do in the years to come.
After picture taking at his place, we went searching for some brushy places to fly my girls. Sassy went first, and we chased around several bunnies in two different locations, before finally pushing out one from a huge brush pile. Why in the world the bunny broke from such good cover, I don't know, but its lack of sense became my advantage. By the time the bunny below was caught, Justin had to get on with some responsibilities of his own, so we parted ways, and went someplace to fly Hit Girl. By the time we had her out, all the squirrels had gone home for the afternoon, so no last of the season catches for her.