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TiercelR
05-27-2009, 01:32 PM
- Hello, i donīt knowing the falconer but he had haved lots of fun in this curious video filmed in a smallest city in the province of mexico. Their female passage american kestrel falcon hunts just in the middle of the city. Enjoy it ... rockon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joUHzClF8uA&feature=player_embedded

cnoel08
05-27-2009, 02:04 PM
lolol he just chunked his bird into a wall...
poor bird!

Lee Slikkers
05-27-2009, 02:08 PM
Neat Video

Nice "throwing" technique (wonder if I could evere get that motion down without killing the bird???)

The birds seems to enjoy carrying a bit more than I'd like though...

Takasho
05-27-2009, 02:09 PM
That...is...AWESOME! rockon rockon rockon

Thanks for that!

GONEHAWKN
05-27-2009, 03:05 PM
very cool micro hawkin' footage.....gotta love 'em...

FredFogg
05-27-2009, 03:49 PM
If you going to throw a bird, that is how to do it! I can't really see how he has the bird cupped in his hand and would love to see that up close. I also noticed a few times, he actually threw the bird too hard and it overflew the sparrow. I would imagine it would be a tough thing to get a handle on the best speed. Pretty cool video, you have to love hawking sparrows in town like that. The streets he hawked on were pretty quiet, so it appeared to be really safe, I liked that!

Jeff721
05-27-2009, 03:51 PM
interesting how he uses his body to hide the kessie from it's quarry

GONEHAWKN
05-27-2009, 05:10 PM
interesting how he uses his body to hide the kessie from it's quarry


yup...did the same thing(as other have done) when hunting with with a gos. great way to sneak up on ditch ducks......

borderhawk
05-27-2009, 05:41 PM
I do believe that's the best kestrel hawking video I've ever seen!!! rockon I've been tempted to try that throwing technique but have decided against it. Instead, I've been emailing with a master that imprinted a kestrel and after using good bagging techniques had it successful taking very long slips. I can see how the throwing can force the kestrel to "think quick" but it seems to me it would take away the need to develop much in the way of muscle tone and endurance, which is what I would like to go for being as I have alot more space available to me where I live.

Joan Marie
08-09-2012, 10:47 PM
HOLY COWS!!! I didn't know they made halsbands that small! :eek: Lil feathered feller didn't seem to mind. AWESOME video!

Venomlust
08-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Freakin' sweet! Looks like loads of fun.

AK Rev
08-10-2012, 11:44 PM
Video link is broken? I would like to see it.

Dirthawking
08-11-2012, 04:59 PM
Works fine for me Bryan!

AK Rev
08-11-2012, 11:07 PM
Ok, it works on my computer but not the iPad. Good video.