injury and surgery. Her flight at times is a little labored, and she doesn't get height very good sometimes, but I think this is more a matter of just coming out of the molt and not being in the greatest condition. Previous to her bunny catch we were chasing a few squirrels, but she's going to need to drop a little more weight to truly be motivated to hunt those tree rats. She wasn't chasing them very hard. Getting her out for frequent flights will strengthen her up and slim her down more in the best possible way . . . through normal exercise, and chasing game.
On other positive fronts, Greg called me this evening and his bird has jumped to the fist. Her training is moving along, and soon she will be out hunting as well. The falconry season is underway!
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