I am a woman falconer, enjoying the Great Outdoors with a hawk on my fist.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
We finally bagged one of Sue's squirrels. There were witnesses! It was a quick hunt, and Rich did have the GoPro along, but there was a mistake with turning it on, so the action was not caught on film.
Wyvern was aggressive in this chase, and tagged the squirrel first, bringing it to the ground, but didn't hold onto it. It escaped up into the trees but was moving slow. We continued to work it, and Wyvern snagged it again, raking it off the tree. Sassy caught it on the rebound.
Sue assures me there are more where this one came from. Her particular lot of squirrels have been dining on her bird feeder seed all summer.
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.