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Duke
03-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Went out for my first falconry excursion on Sat the 12th, and was witness to an eye opening performance by "a perfect bird" who is guilty of making falconry look easy.

Introducing Jessica, the Jack Assassin. Not mine, obviously, but I hope to own a bird like her in the future. Michelle, thanks for the introduction!

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/USNATC/Falconry/_DSC0965.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/USNATC/Falconry/_DSC1089.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/USNATC/Falconry/_DSC1025.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/USNATC/Falconry/_DSC1178.jpg
Not happy with the framing of this shot, but just such a cool pic.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/USNATC/Falconry/_DSC1281.jpg

Duke
03-17-2011, 02:12 AM
1 more for tonight...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/USNATC/Falconry/_DSC1128.jpg

Shot with Nikon D300 200-500mm lens, ISO200.

Desertfalcon
03-17-2011, 10:22 AM
Those are great pics! Nice looking HH. She definitely knows what she is doing with those jacks.

Duke
03-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Thanks! It was fun getting to shoot her putting on a clinic. Looking forward to experiencing more of it soon!

oldguy
03-17-2011, 11:07 PM
Great pictures ! I love the one of her eating the eyeball. One thing I've learned. Keep your mouth closed if your bird is eating an eyeball on your fist !

Nice to see another "lefty" out there.

borderhawk
03-20-2011, 11:15 PM
Hey Duke! I'm so glad you were able to get together with Matt!! His bird is definitely a pro. I tried flying my first year Harris, Pola, side by side with her at our state meet a few months ago and you could literally watch Jessica leave her behind like she wasn't even trying! She's one hardcore bird. :D

Great pics, by the way!

harrislover
03-24-2011, 08:37 PM
Matt told me he was going to release her at the meet. i guess this didnt happen