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Joined: 26-April 08
Well Hawkie is starting to fly outside now on the creance line. Had her flying today 40-50 feet to me. Now we're starting to get some colder weather, it'll be easier to manager her weight. A lot of falconry is weight control. The bird is just like a fighter, if you get them too fat they are lazy and if you get them too light and they are weak. You want to get them right to their hunting weight when training them. It takes a little time to figure what that weight is, you can guage thier propper weight by their response to you commands. Of course I weigh her twice a day as well.
I figure in two weeks we'll be ready for free flight and hunting. We'll keep you updated..
Some pics from todays session...
Here's her and my boy checking out a dove that came to the birdfeeder...