Falconry jargon is my favourite thing as both a falconer and linguistics enthusiast.
I wish I could live in this moment forever. I seems like a hundred years ago I knelt beside Arnie on our first cock pheasant, soaking and muddy and bloody and so so proud and happy. We both worked so hard for that bird.
Solo, B&W 1
Some of my favourite photos I took of Solie, that I went through and edited the other day.
You are so lucky.
I know it… Falconry has been my whole life. Just wish I was still sharing that life with this little guy (not that I don’t love Arnie).
There’s the possibility that Arnie and I will be moving into college next year and high on my list is concerns is how quickly I’ll be given an embarrassing nickname the first time cover myself in yolk in front of my peers.
"Draw me like one of your French ferrets."
Beautiful photos! Hope you don’t mind me asking, but what happened? I’m sorry for your loss :(
Thank you, and I don’t mind! Unfortunately a year ago on April 25th I had to have this stunning little fellow put to sleep, due to his suffering from an incurable bone disease in his feet that was going to dramatically and negatively impact upon his quality of life. He was the most well-mannered Harris’ I have ever met, let alone flown, was silent and absolutely faultless in the field. He was my dream hawk in every way and I know I’ll never fly another bird quite like my Solo. That was the hardest day of my life, one year on and I’m still suffering, and missing him every single day. Fate punched a hawk-shaped hole in my heart the day I let him go and it’s yet to even begin to heal.
Did you think I was joking?
do you have any tips for becoming a falconer?? i've wanted to get into ikt f
My advice will depend on where you’re from, as the process differs markedly between, for example, the UK and the United States. Obviously my familiarity with the American system is limited to the experience of friends and what I have read. This will be a long one!