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Tanner
11-20-2009, 06:24 PM
It's Friday afternoon and the forum needs a little kick. Don't know about anyone else but I'd like to see some falconry photos and/or videos. Have some handy, post them. Doesn't matter if they are your best shots or not. I'll kick it off with a few random shots I have on the PC:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/maleprairiefalcon.jpg

Wild Aplomado

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/aplo.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0215.jpg

Saluqi repelled this cliff this summer

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/th_DSCF0484.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/?action=view&current=DSCF0484.flv)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0486.jpg


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0655.jpg

KidK
11-20-2009, 06:50 PM
Here is one of Lucy, and imprint female Wisconsin Goshawk with an imped turkey tail.

They were the only feathers I had when I got her and her tail was 75% gone, so I made due. I had planned on fanning the tail feathers out and mounting on a plaque from the turkey I had shot that spring.

As soon as I got the tail feathers on her, she started catching rabbits and ducks.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z303/korykoch/Lucywithimpedturkeytail.jpg

Here is a shot of COB, an 8 year Peales falcon I flew a few years back. She had been in a breeding project after being flown for a few years.

She taught me a ton and, had she not died of a stroke the following spring, I likely would have kept flying her. She was awesome.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z303/korykoch/COB31ozandgoose10lbs.jpg

...a good fitting hood on a redtail..

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z303/korykoch/DSCN2440.jpg

Last but not least, my first passage redtail (in his second year), my Brit Molly and I back in 95'.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z303/korykoch/MollyKoryWindy94.jpg

Mitchellbrad
11-20-2009, 06:54 PM
Here's some random. ONe is the view from my property

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc344/mitchellbrad/mine.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc344/mitchellbrad/erickin.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc344/mitchellbrad/greg.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc344/mitchellbrad/deets.jpg

Tanner
11-20-2009, 07:27 PM
Wild gyrs = cool

hawkstir
11-20-2009, 08:14 PM
My first RT Mischiff in his second year.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c397/hawkstir/000_0199.jpg
Zippo weathering at sunset.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c397/hawkstir/silloett.jpg
Northern Tier Outlaws after our first meet.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c397/hawkstir/000_0288.jpg

GregMik
11-20-2009, 09:44 PM
Here is a couple from Tasha and I.

http://gregmik.webs.com/Bahubugdayeve/24Dec06Shanti_1563M.jpg

http://gregmik.webs.com/IFF/24Sep06Greg_5727casPM.jpg

http://gregmik.webs.com/IFF/24Sep06Sharpie_5745casPM.jpg

http://gregmik.webs.com/IFF/26Dec06Finn_1808M.jpg

http://gregmik.webs.com/NAFA2006/21Nov06Maya_9912casPL.jpg

Greg

redtailflyer
11-20-2009, 11:04 PM
here are just a few

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/redtailflyer/DSC04655.jpg
Dusty my first red tail

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/redtailflyer/DSC02752.jpg
Tetons

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/redtailflyer/DSC023671-2.jpg
Dusty again

Eragon
11-22-2009, 01:59 AM
Here's a few:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Eragon25/100_0662.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Eragon25/PDRM1366.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Eragon25/PDRM1335.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Eragon25/DSC01074.jpg

GONEHAWKN
11-22-2009, 06:42 AM
from yesterday on the E.shore of Maryland......we each singled on bunnies.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/GONEHAWKN/PRESTON5.jpg (http://www.nafex.net/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/GONEHAWKN/PRESTON5.jpg%5B/IMG%5D)

tampamatt
11-23-2009, 01:43 AM
All of these are of my first and current RT:

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/DSC_1880.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/DSC.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/DSC_0826.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/rabbit.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/DSC_1925.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/athena1.jpg

Mitchellbrad
11-23-2009, 01:44 PM
http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc344/mitchellbrad/Tundra1.jpg

This is what they meant by a blond tundra although this bird is on the extreme side. A friend in Canada sent me this picture although I don't know who took it.

PeteJ
11-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Classic tundra bird! Thanks for sharing.

GONEHAWKN
11-23-2009, 02:26 PM
LOVE IT BRAD!! i would love to know how that bird moulted out......or will moult out....

Mitchellbrad
11-23-2009, 02:27 PM
Classic tundra bird! Thanks for sharing.

Years ago I had two cotton tops come in on a falcon of mine. Wonderful sight! Wheeler's book has some classical pictures of tundra falcons along with a photo taken by Gordon Court which will knock your socks off.

Brad

Mitchellbrad
11-23-2009, 02:28 PM
LOVE IT BRAD!! i would love to know how that bird moulted out......or will moult out....

If I remember right that was a rehab bird which was flown and released.

Brad

Aquilachrys
11-24-2009, 09:14 PM
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/aquilachrys/orryinstoop.jpg


http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/aquilachrys/orrywpigeon.jpg


A few shots Scott Larsen took of the Golden a few days ago.

borderhawk
11-24-2009, 09:29 PM
3rd time's a charm



LOL!!

Did she catch something in that second pic? It looks like she's carrying something...

Aquilachrys
11-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Ya......pigeon

Tanner
11-25-2009, 12:42 PM
Ya......pigeonNice. Thanks for posting.

Mike Craig
11-25-2009, 01:53 PM
Took these shots several years ago of two Peregrine falcons and a couple of Merlins resting during the migration

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/mfcfalconphotos/KeyWestFall2004044.jpg

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/mfcfalconphotos/KeyWestFall2004046.jpg

Merlins

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/mfcfalconphotos/KeyWestFall2004021.jpg

musketdaft
11-25-2009, 04:01 PM
The second photo down WOW!! That’s worth going out looking at never mind if there is game on it. Alf.

Tanner
12-04-2009, 12:56 PM
Guess what? It's Friday again.

My gal, Sal.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/sal3.jpg

Tuesday
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF1552.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/SalHooded.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/canyouseemeNOW.jpg

manog
12-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Tanner,

It so wild to see how much lighter those Richardsons are compared to our Columbaris. Great looking bird! She is a passage bird right? Also, better you seeing that wild aplomado than me!!! Man that would have been such a temptation!!! Do you see them often? I hope to someday fly one myself.

Tanner
12-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Tanner,

It so wild to see how much lighter those Richardsons are compared to our Columbaris. Great looking bird! She is a passage bird right? Also, better you seeing that wild aplomado than me!!! Man that would have been such a temptation!!! Do you see them often? I hope to someday fly one myself.That has been the only aplo that I've seen. PeteJ has seen some over the years around here--they are not at all common even though the P-fund releases a bunch about a 40 minute drive from here. The horned owls ate quite well this year, apparently. Paul Juergens is a member of this forum, doesn't log on much though, and works that release effort. I traded the bird in the photo a baggie sparrow for some video of it coming in (the footage sucked though, I mostly missed it, unfortunately).

ericedw
12-04-2009, 04:20 PM
A few shots from Amarillo last week.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SxXMndWnbvI/AAAAAAAAAKE/MlyQcu_s6m0/s912/IMG_0296.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SxXMr3x2quI/AAAAAAAAAKM/WmSde5NeklM/s800/IMG_0298.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SxXMt4SzftI/AAAAAAAAAKY/F5JQqiifdSY/s800/IMG_0377.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SxXM7GQt6eI/AAAAAAAAAK4/pQMZRkqXA5o/s640/IMG_0410.jpg

PeteJ
12-05-2009, 12:20 AM
Tanner,

It so wild to see how much lighter those Richardsons are compared to our Columbaris. Great looking bird! She is a passage bird right? Also, better you seeing that wild aplomado than me!!! Man that would have been such a temptation!!! Do you see them often? I hope to someday fly one myself.
You can't fly these native Aplos anyway, they're endangered, so it'll be decades before you might be able to fly a wild one. But, you can buy the Peruvian ones...if you have 3 grand or thereabouts.

awahl
12-05-2009, 10:04 AM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0966.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0862.jpg
The second picture is interesting in that you can see where the gos grabbed the pigeon on first contact, and cut it on the neck.

Speaking of the aplomados, anyone out there tried an aplomado/peregrine?

PeteJ
12-07-2009, 12:53 PM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0966.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0862.jpg
The second picture is interesting in that you can see where the gos grabbed the pigeon on first contact, and cut it on the neck.

Speaking of the aplomados, anyone out there tried an aplomado/peregrine?
I know that a few Peregrine/Aplos were made. They apparently sort of have the same one speed thing that the Aplos have. Nothing to write home about. But you might check with Rich Jones (CA falconer) as he messed around with one for a bit.

PeteJ
12-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Pretty close to getting these two Barbary/Teitas airborne after many years of being up for breeding. We'll see how they can do after such a long hiatus. Mostly it will be matter of keeping Prairies from trying to mess with them at this point.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/GatsbySirocco.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/GatsbySiroccoback.jpg

Jeff721
12-07-2009, 02:58 PM
some better photos from a bunny hunt yesterday with Bill (Gonehawkn)

Not Bill's bird:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/jeff721/Pearl_First_lores.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/jeff721/Pearl_Second_lores.jpg
^The bird in this pic actually grabbed the rabbit a it was jumping over the creek in the background. Made a nice cannonball splash, picture was taken after the bird was dragged out onto dry land.

Bill's bird:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/jeff721/CB_Redtail_lores.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/jeff721/CB-BreakingIn_lores.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/jeff721/CB_Headshot_lores.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/jeff721/CB_Rabbit_stopbutton_lores.jpg
^Even though I'm not a blood and gore kind of guy, this was still my favorite shot. This bird definitely knows where the "stop button" is located.

sharptail
12-07-2009, 03:12 PM
Pretty close to getting these two Barbary/Teitas airborne after many years of being up for breeding. We'll see how they can do after such a long hiatus. Mostly it will be matter of keeping Prairies from trying to mess with them at this point.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/GatsbySirocco.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/GatsbySiroccoback.jpg
Dang Pete, those are some kinda looong flights(primary feathers)!

raptrlvr
12-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Tanner, I have a few more that I haven't gotten around to doing. Send me a PM or email me with your email address so your dad doesn't have to forward them to you. I had a great time at the longwing meet and I didn't even fly my bird. Always good company there.

PeteJ
12-07-2009, 03:45 PM
Dang Pete, those are some kinda looong flights(primary feathers)!
They're called 'props'. They say "All the better to catch you with my dear!"

PeteJ
12-07-2009, 03:47 PM
^Even though I'm not a blood and gore kind of guy, this was still my favorite shot. This bird definitely knows where the "stop button" is located.
Power brakes, although they do lock up!

raptrlvr
12-07-2009, 03:53 PM
Pete, great looking falcons.

raptrlvr
12-07-2009, 04:05 PM
Here is a shot of Matt's eyas wild hacked tiercel peregrine. I think this is an 09 bird. This thing could really fly and proved it by taking off for about 2 hours and flying all over the sky. He had all of us looking for him and Paul Jurgens eventaully tracked him down and threw out one of the dead ducks to get him back. This was at the NM longwing meet this last weekend.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0039A-3.jpg

Tanner
12-07-2009, 04:20 PM
That's an awful lot of Matt Murray to have in one photo.

murraym
12-07-2009, 04:25 PM
That's an awful lot of Matt Murray to have in one photo.

Yeah the biggest part of me is below the frame too.

For those who don't know the New Mexicans are the nicest people on the planet. It was nice to meet everyone. I can't wait until next year.

raptrlvr
12-07-2009, 04:44 PM
Matt, you are obviously referring to me. Thanks.

redtailsrule
12-07-2009, 05:03 PM
I think its all that camo, the bird probably couldn't see him anymore and didn't know where to go ;-) cool picture though!

awahl
12-08-2009, 10:28 AM
I know that a few Peregrine/Aplos were made. They apparently sort of have the same one speed thing that the Aplos have. Nothing to write home about. But you might check with Rich Jones (CA falconer) as he messed around with one for a bit.

Yeah I know Rich pretty well. He made those out of my old peregrine semen donor. He offered me to fly one, that is why I was asking. Thanks Pete.

raptrlvr
12-08-2009, 05:28 PM
This is a picture of Tim Riordan's {AZ falconry club president} falcon named "Little Johnny". This is an awesome duck hawk and proved it at the NM Longwing meet this last weekend. I am pretty sure that Tim left this bird in New Mexico with Tanner and his dad {Ed Schaub} and the two of them will be flying this bird for the rest of this season. Correct me if I'm wrong Tanner.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0008A-36.jpg

raptrlvr
12-08-2009, 05:34 PM
Tanners merlin
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0045A-4.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0038A-4.jpg

Tanner
12-08-2009, 05:46 PM
Here's the best video clip that I shot this weekend at the meet--Paul Juergens' small peregrine female "Laila" crushing a gadwall. Inspection showed that the hit ripped a massive hole in the lower breast muscle, tore the keel in half and ruptured the digestive tract.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qtQYIDVH_k

Tanner
12-08-2009, 05:53 PM
I am pretty sure that Tim left this bird in New Mexico with Tanner and his dad {Ed Schaub} and the two of them will be flying this bird for the rest of this season. Correct me if I'm wrong Tanner.

That's correct. I'm going to fly him for a few weeks until my dad's back heals up. He has been flying well and I'm looking forward to smoking a few ducks with him!

Thanks for the photos of the merlin--best looking hawk on here!

raptrlvr
12-08-2009, 05:58 PM
Here is some competition for the "best looks" catagory from another one of Tim Riordans falcons. This is "Mystic" on her way to slamming another duck. Tanner, your going to have to stop showing the members of this forum all that beautiful footage of New Mexico falconry or we will have a bunch of them moving to NM. Just kidding.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0018A-13.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0020A-12.jpg

raptrlvr
12-08-2009, 06:09 PM
And this photo should give the "best looking" bird to Tim because your in the picture Tanner. You had it until I posted your picture. I still have a few more to go through.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0062A-1.jpg

Tanner
12-08-2009, 06:12 PM
Baaaahhh, peregrines....you know, you've seen one, you've seen them all!

Here's video that Altamira/Omar shot of the merlin--the first flight was actually excellent with the doves firing out across that valley and Sal putting one into an oak tree. The last part shows what a merlin/dove flight looks like without binoculars--lots of blue sky after a while! She ran that one a long way up and out--didn't connect, but looked good doing it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtbeX_BceAE

raptrlvr
12-08-2009, 06:30 PM
This is another one of Matt's birds. I don't remember the falcons name, but, I believe it was bred by Gary Alton who was a great falconer that passed away about a year ago. This bird caught a bufflehead on this flight and they are really hard to catch because you can't get them to leave the water. The last picture Matt had just picked the falcon up off the bufflehead.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0023A-10.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0028A-9.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0036A-11.jpg

raptrlvr
12-08-2009, 06:37 PM
You might be {a redneck}at a longwing meet if all the guys stand around with telemetry.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0045A-5.jpg

Roper
12-08-2009, 07:37 PM
how can you not like those px..
I would love to get a copy of the px of those fancy anklets to send a copy to my boy ,, he would get a real kick out of that.

Aquilachrys
12-09-2009, 12:55 AM
Great shots......some dandy birds all of them.

Raptorick
12-09-2009, 09:23 AM
This guy routinely drills rabbits through the thickest briars. Sometimes I can't even see him and just hear squealing.

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/Raptorick/IMG_5053.jpg?t=1260364773

FredFogg
12-09-2009, 11:08 AM
Rick, there is a hawk and rabbit in there somewhere, right? LOL I feel your pain when rabbit hawking, it is thick, thick, thick briars here or you just won't see any.

Paul Juergens
12-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Yeah the biggest part of me is below the frame too.

For those who don't know the New Mexicans are the nicest people on the planet. It was nice to meet everyone. I can't wait until next year.



So why wait man? Duck season lasts 'till the end of January. Lots of small ducks here in the desert just asking for those tiercels to give chase. It was great hawking with you and everyone else at the meet. Hope to see you again in the near future...cheers!

Justin Monroe
12-09-2009, 11:41 PM
This guy routinely drills rabbits through the thickest briars. Sometimes I can't even see him and just hear squealing.

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/Raptorick/IMG_5053.jpg?t=1260364773

I amazes me that They dont kill themselves it that crap. confusedd
Just shows how amazing Raptors are. I cant even walk though it without getting all tangled up. They hit it at 100mph and still come out fine.

tampamatt
12-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Closing in...
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/IMG_0279.jpg

Going into the thick stuff:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n320/BBBayou/Matt/IMG_0302.jpg

Loving this thread, so much good stuff in here!

wyodjm
12-10-2009, 02:55 AM
Here's a picture of my my passage, female goshawk, Ruthi the night before I turned her loose at the end of the season. She was something.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu312/djm708/IMG_2561.jpg

My stepson Jon and Ruthi.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu312/djm708/IMG_2201.jpg

conorhawk
12-10-2009, 03:12 PM
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/014.jpg
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/012.jpg

Tanner
12-10-2009, 03:15 PM
Is this the redtail that slope soars jacks (youtube vid)?

raptrlvr
12-10-2009, 08:34 PM
Paul Juergens and his falcon Laila after taking a gadwall.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0019A-14.jpg

idbirdman
12-10-2009, 10:20 PM
Yeah the biggest part of me is below the frame too.

For those who don't know the New Mexicans are the nicest people on the planet. It was nice to meet everyone. I can't wait until next year.

Matt are you going to make it to Nevada for the California meet? Look forward to seeing ya there.

conorhawk
12-10-2009, 11:35 PM
no not the one in the videos but will be i hope! the second jack pic was from tuesday a bunny then a jack from a slope soar i am trying to get her to thermal some more too.

raptrlvr
12-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Dang, its Friday afternoon again. Time for another bump on this thread. Post those pictures up.

conorhawk
12-14-2009, 12:58 AM
this thread needs a new picture, here is a bunny that my bird caught today.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/38.jpg

atcfalconry
12-14-2009, 10:40 AM
Kinda like this one since Jiggley Puff was wonderin

Why did it stop movin?

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/New%20Gos/jp7ct.jpg

PeteJ
12-14-2009, 11:57 AM
I've seen that look a few times. It's more like..."If you move again I'm gonna have to hurt ya again! Are ya feeling lucky Punk?"

tumble
12-14-2009, 05:37 PM
One for the holidays. I've always felt that redtails make fine Christmas tree ornaments.

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Misc/DSC01241.jpg

Big Foot
12-14-2009, 06:41 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/NRICCORoll3-S1-0005.jpg

Big Foot
12-14-2009, 06:43 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/Saker.jpg

Big Foot
12-14-2009, 06:44 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/fGallery8.jpg

Tanner
12-14-2009, 08:13 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/fGallery8.jpg
What species of dragon are we looking at here?

And the previous photo? Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

Big Foot
12-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Aquila Verraux- kindly nesting behind my house.
This nest site has been used for over 20 years (so I'm told). In fact the original nest was so big that it fell over, the pair rebuilt the nest you're seeing about 10m from the old site.

the previous photo is 7/8 gyr/saker I imprinted for breeding. He always reminds me of a guy I saw at a bar with toilet paper hanging out his trousers. wanting to look hard-core but ohhh so cute

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/3copy.jpg

Jay
12-14-2009, 09:29 PM
I take it you have a backyard in Africa somewhere and you don't have them nesting in Chicago?

Big Foot
12-14-2009, 09:31 PM
yep

Saluqi
12-15-2009, 10:16 AM
Some cool shots of a short-eared owl and a goshawk eating lunch.


http://zachhanna.smugmug.com/Nature/Owls/10401400_3w6Ws#725066103_vdLNN

PeteJ
12-15-2009, 10:38 AM
Some cool shots of a short-eared owl and a goshawk eating lunch.


http://zachhanna.smugmug.com/Nature/Owls/10401400_3w6Ws#725066103_vdLNN
My old female Gos used to love those when we lived up north. Once we moved down here they tended to be replaced by Burrowing Owls. Sometimes you just can't stop them from getting them. Neat shots though.

tumble
12-15-2009, 05:30 PM
My old female Gos used to love those when we lived up north. Once we moved down here they tended to be replaced by Burrowing Owls. Sometimes you just can't stop them from getting them. Neat shots though.

I've learned in the woods and bogs of Maine that it's all in danger if it moves. Actually Scott K specifically warned me about short-ears but so far I've managed to avoid them.

Indeed, nice find Paul.

tumble
12-15-2009, 05:35 PM
Just noticed the description at the top called it a "northern hawk."

I've never seen a short-eared. Would you say the gos is male or female?

Saluqi
12-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Just noticed the description at the top called it a "northern hawk."

I've never seen a short-eared. Would you say the gos is male or female?

I think the one catching the owl is different than the one on the ground eating, notice the frost on the grass in the first pics. I think the gos eating is a male, can't say for sure about the one catching the owl.

tumble
12-15-2009, 05:52 PM
I think the one catching the owl is different than the one on the ground eating, notice the frost on the grass in the first pics. I think the gos eating is a male, can't say for sure about the one catching the owl.

Yeah, snow even. And I noticed the eyes are still pretty yellow on the ground photo too. The eyes on my gos are quite a bit darker than that now (mid-December).

(Not-so-random photo from an hour ago.)

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Ginsu/DSC04566.jpg

raptrlvr
12-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Here is my HH almost catching a short eared owl in her first season. One field I go to has lots of these owls in it.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0015AB-3.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z74/raptrlvr/DSC_0018AB-2.jpg

PeteJ
12-15-2009, 07:23 PM
I've learned in the woods and bogs of Maine that it's all in danger if it moves. Actually Scott K specifically warned me about short-ears but so far I've managed to avoid them.

Indeed, nice find Paul.
My old female used to catch Short-eared, Barn, Barred, Screech and Long-eared.....if they were in her view she would usually end up with them if she wanted them. I really didn't like it though when she was get all testy about GHOs. More than a few times in the woods we would bump one of those accidentally and she would be after it. Often they would end up on the same limb of a tree with the Gos doing that sideways walk across the limb toward the owl...it became a game of chicken to see who would break first. Although they were interesting interactions, they scared the $#^p outta me!

GONEHAWKN
12-16-2009, 01:52 AM
not to digress from the thread, but since were talking owls, my current hen RT has managed some kind of run-in with an owl every season for the last 3 years. her first was a GHO. both walked/limped away with a firm respect for the other. she will go out of her way to get to one if given the chance. 3rd day in the woods this season it was a hen barred owl.......great pics by the way!!

conorhawk
12-18-2009, 12:40 PM
the dark morph by my house
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/001.jpg
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/028.jpg
a sharp-shinned hawk at my house
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/027.jpg

conorhawk
12-18-2009, 01:41 PM
mug shot
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/036.jpg

conorhawk
12-18-2009, 02:11 PM
great pics Mario, i will throw in another
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/044.jpg

conorhawk
12-18-2009, 02:48 PM
i like the car setup Tanner and that merlin looks awesome!

Tanner
12-18-2009, 03:00 PM
i like the car setup Tanner and that merlin looks awesome!
Yeah, it's pretty redneck, but she rides extremely well there so it's hard to argue with.

PeteJ
12-18-2009, 04:31 PM
Congrats to Omar. Let the fun begin!

tumble
12-18-2009, 08:56 PM
Nice shots fellas!

awahl
12-19-2009, 12:51 AM
Lighting was completely wrong, but it was this morning.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0040-1.jpg

harrishawk_79
12-19-2009, 01:38 AM
awesome pics thanks for sharing them

everetkhorton
12-19-2009, 03:09 PM
Andy:
The picture tells the story, is that a merganser?

tyler1998
12-19-2009, 04:59 PM
this is a photo of my friend julius with aplomado falcons in peru.

Felipe, what part of peru are you in? I lived in Trujillo and Cajamarca a while ago. Is that sugarcane in the background?

awahl
12-19-2009, 06:05 PM
Hi Ev. Yep it is a merganser, common merganser. She snatched up a drake pintail and carried across the flooded "pond" today. I really should have brought the camera up, but was expecting she would have dropped it. She didn't kill the merganser. Today's pintail was the first duck for her this year. She is going pretty slow, literally and figuratively.

Modoc
12-20-2009, 11:47 AM
A rainy day and some family time.

Bless my girls heart.. even though she doesnt really enjoy seeing mutes fly across the room she puts up with it.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0246.jpg

Tanner
12-21-2009, 10:35 AM
Lighting was completely wrong, but it was this morning.
Owie! Great shot Andy.

PeteJ
12-21-2009, 11:20 AM
Wow...that's a first around here that I know of. Good one Tanner.

frootdog
12-21-2009, 11:32 AM
I know raptrlvr will be jealous of the photo quality on these.

Next thing you know he will be asking what kind of camera you used so he can rush out and buy it.:D

RTJim
12-21-2009, 09:35 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/Jedi12-18-2009A-2.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/2009_12_18GosBWee-1.jpg

Zarafia
12-21-2009, 09:38 PM
PMSL!!! Love the second pic!
Merry Christmas!

RTJim
12-21-2009, 09:38 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/2009_12_18Jedi-HenMallard3xxx.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/Jedi12-18-2009A-1.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/Jedi12-18-2009B-1-1.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/Jedi12-18-2009D.jpg

Enjoy...............jm

RTJim
12-21-2009, 09:39 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/2009_12_18BobWee2-1.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/2009_12_18GosBWee.jpg

Chris L.
12-21-2009, 10:47 PM
Had a good weekend--Paul Juergens took us to a remote ranch where he has permission. This pond was about an hour drive on dirt and worth every bump in the road.




I bet my duck pond is better than yours ;)

Roper
12-21-2009, 10:58 PM
Chris Lynn I believe you are heartless. my duck ponds are frozen over..
Hopefully I am headed toward arizona in january any place to fly a redtail and harris in that county I would love to do it on horse back....

Big Foot
12-21-2009, 10:58 PM
santa keeps wondering what happend to 'snowflake'!
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/1stHybrid.jpg

ericedw
12-21-2009, 11:00 PM
I took some photos this weekend of forum member TampaMatt's red tail hawking rabbits. We didn't catch any but I got a few nice photos of his bird.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/MattRedTailDec09-1800x600.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/MattRedTailDec09-1-2800x600.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/MattRedTailDec09-1-3800x600.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/MattRedTailDec09-1-4800x600.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/MattRedTailDec09-1-6800x600.jpg

raptrlvr
12-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Tanner, those shots are better than I could have got. Great stuff, but, don't make New Mexico look to good or we will have more falconers here than we can handle. Paul, {Saluqi} you got to let those little ones go. Nice job.

mosman
12-21-2009, 11:40 PM
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/th_715.jpg
(http://s417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/?action=view&current=715.jpg)

Chris L.
12-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Chris Lynn I believe you are heartless. my duck ponds are frozen over..
Hopefully I am headed toward arizona in january any place to fly a redtail and harris in that county I would love to do it on horse back....

Hey nothing wrong with a little pond envy toungeout

Chris L.
12-21-2009, 11:47 PM
Yesterday's catch. Lou my 7yr old tiercel gos is in smokin' form this season and took out this bruiser in a 200yd flight.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Gos_Frieda/DSC_0060-1.jpg

gotta love Lou!! Nice one Domski clapp

Chris L.
12-21-2009, 11:57 PM
David,

sorry forgot to add. There is plenty of country to ride here. A lot BLM land. Give me a shout if your in the area on your way through.

idbirdman
12-22-2009, 12:58 AM
Last one: While hawking the merlin yesterday I came across an immy Northern Caracara--not too exciting for many forum members, but pretty rare around my area and a first for me. I know raptrlvr will be jealous of the photo quality on these.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/Cara.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0690-1.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0692.jpg

Hey Tanner, I was in Germany for a couple of years in the early 90's. There several people that would use Caracara for falconry. I always thought there were interesting birds. Thanks for sharing. Stephen

Tanner
12-22-2009, 01:26 PM
Hey Tanner, I was in Germany for a couple of years in the early 90's. There several people that would use Caracara for falconry. I always thought there were interesting birds. Thanks for sharing. StephenWhew.....can't imagine that. That is one un-impressive bird when it takes flight. Thank god we're not in Germany!

idbirdman
12-22-2009, 03:18 PM
Whew.....can't imagine that. That is one un-impressive bird when it takes flight. Thank god we're not in Germany!

This sub flew like a cross between a harris and a gos. It was kind of neet. Stephen

Tanner
12-22-2009, 03:36 PM
Do you know which subspecies it was? What did they hunt?

We were back at that field yesterday--it's loaded with dove--and the caracara was still there, as was a passage female harris' and a prairie falcon. The day prior, there was a merlin and a coops there--magnetic couple of acres apparently. The carcas that the caracara is feeding on is nearly devoid of edible material--wonder what his next move will be?

Bryant Tarr
12-22-2009, 05:59 PM
Here's on of good old Lizzy that I always liked...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/goshawkguy/DSC00667.jpg

tumble
12-22-2009, 06:02 PM
Still pretty fond of these shots of my niece and Ginsu. Neither will ever be so innocent again...

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Ginsu/DSC03011.jpg

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Ginsu/DSC02934.jpg

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Ginsu/DSC02973.jpg

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Ginsu/565.jpg

Yeomanfalconer
12-23-2009, 03:08 PM
Heres a few from 2008 of a nice Prairie Falcon that I loved.
http://community.livejournal.com/yeomanfalconer/36879.html

Yeomanfalconer
12-23-2009, 05:35 PM
Sorry, I thought it would let me display the photos without logging on to Live Journal.frus)

awahl
12-23-2009, 06:24 PM
For some reason, my camera went out of focus when she was hitting the goose. All I have is a couple of blurrs for a few frames. She really flies the geese like she wants to kill em, she flies the ducks and pheasants like she wants to play with them. Not sure what that is all about, but I think I am just going to stop fighting a losing battle and fly the geese.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0040-2.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0049-1.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0050-1.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0058-1.jpg

tumble
12-23-2009, 06:55 PM
Niiiiiice Andy...

harrishawk_79
12-23-2009, 08:01 PM
heres a pic of a small red my dad started to fly but since my FHH past away ive kinda took over for him this is a bunny he did manage to hang on to today http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad112/bj4961/09redwithbunnie.jpg

awahl
12-24-2009, 11:12 AM
Are you cooking those harris'? I am guessing that the wood stove is just for looks? I guess there is not a huge demand for heat in San Diego is there? Our wives sure out up with a lot huh? Neat pic.
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0246.jpg

Yeomanfalconer
12-24-2009, 02:59 PM
What is she exactly,Andy? 3/4, 1/2 ?

Yeomanfalconer
12-24-2009, 03:00 PM
And I mean the goose catcher.

felipe
12-24-2009, 04:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by felipe http://www.nafex.net//images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.nafex.net/showthread.php?p=109776#post109776)
this is a photo of my friend julius with aplomado falcons in peru.

Felipe, what part of peru are you in? I lived in Trujillo and Cajamarca a while ago. Is that sugarcane in the background?

hi jason,

i lived in lima and the picture is in lima
about the background you are rihgt is sugarcane
maybe you saw the parabuteo unincinctus ( the harrys of south america ) , the peregrine falcon cassini and the aplomado falcon

did you practice falconry in trujillo or cajamarca ?

best regards

tumble
12-24-2009, 05:36 PM
One from this morning. Find the rabbit in this photo and circle it.

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/MaineHawk/Triumph%2009-10/DSC04683.jpg

Modoc
12-24-2009, 08:09 PM
Are you cooking those harris'? I am guessing that the wood stove is just for looks? I guess there is not a huge demand for heat in San Diego is there? Our wives sure out up with a lot huh? Neat pic.
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0246.jpg

You are right, thats just a small space heater with a fake fire, it doesnt put out much heat, but it does take the chill out of the air on cool winter nights.The hawks sit up there and guard the kitchen.. Its so funny...We will be sitting around watching the television then all of a sudden the birds take off like a bullet into the kitchen corner where there is a mouse hole.bubba has two mice so far and whiskey has one.

Roper
12-24-2009, 09:54 PM
it always amazes me on how many people have their hawks up in areas right where they live.. maybe thats why they call them living rooms.

Modoc
12-24-2009, 11:48 PM
I used to live in a log cabin in WA, i had a redtail hawk that would sit up on the banister at the top of the log stairway. One time i had some company over and we were all sitting around the fireplace, the upstairs light was turned off so nobody could see the hawk and i didnt bring it up. Out of the darkness above came a stooping hawk and made a mouse kill in the corner of the room!! You can imagine the look of suprise my guests had on there faces..http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/IMG_0897.jpg

conorhawk
12-25-2009, 12:46 AM
aww modoc was so cute!

Justin Monroe
12-25-2009, 01:18 AM
Looks like that dog is wondering why the hawk gets to poop in the floor but he can't. :)

awahl
12-26-2009, 05:53 PM
What is she exactly,Andy? 3/4, 1/2 ?

Hi Eric. She is a 1/2 and 1/2.

PeteJ
12-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Just a pic from this evenings hunt. Didn't score but had some good chases. He needs more weight on his old body!
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/Utah2009.jpg

Yeomanfalconer
12-27-2009, 11:26 AM
Hi Eric. She is a 1/2 and 1/2.
Thanks, awesome falcon. She'd have fun in Boise right now.

michaelberan
12-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Just a random shot
of a cast of HH's taking a
break in Woodward, OK this
year!
My Padme' is the bird on the forward right corner.
California, Colorado, Texas and Louisiana HH's in this PIC

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/Titaniumtalons/CIMG2500.jpg

atcfalconry
12-28-2009, 12:12 AM
Great day with a few guests in the field. I went out with a friend from work who had his family from North Carolina out with us.

Firtst Jack up my MHH SIING nailed 100yrds away with a gorgeouse wingover only grab an ass full of Jack bucking bronco!!!!! As I approached for the assist, it pulled him through some brush and busted loose!!! The Tail chase was on and Siing was turning it on after his prey! They went over a rise and I was far too out of gas to see what ensued afterwards. When I crested the peak I found my bird on the ground and no Jack to be seen but there were signs of a struggle with fur and disturbed dirt abound. The spectators were hooked and thought that was the coolest thing ever!!!! Watch out NC falconers you have a new apprentice on his way.

Next few hits just were not as spectacular but Siing did chase a Cotton tail a good distance only to pull fur on the little bugger.

Last field we walked 20 ft and a jack busted cover only to be Tagged 100 ft away!!! We all got to see a nice hit roll tuck and a classic scissor as we approached. This jack was not going anywhere with both of my birds feet wrapped around its nose and mouth!!!

I transfered Siing and was walking back to the vehicles when another Jack busted loose!!! As it took off it kicked up a cotton tail that SIING wiseley pursued but lucky guy made cover. As my friends beat the bushes where the ct made in, I noticed a covey of scale quail make cover a short distance away and thought why not?

I called SIING over and he took a perfect perch on a 30ft sign only 50ft away from were the qauil had put in. when my friends got close I walked straight to the bush I saw 15 or so quail take cover. I smacked and kicked that bush like there was no tomorrow, birds bailed out in all directions!!!

SIING came in full tilt hit his prey then bush and got a nice scaled quail as it was breaking cover!!!

Man what an awesome day!!!

Too bad my NA goshawk did not have much time to catch anything. I flew him last since he was a bit high. Here is a pic of the quail SIINg caught today and a bunny the gos caught a few days ago.

The harris fed up and tomorrow is a full day of hawking with Jiggley Puff!!!

Not the jack from today but you get idea(mouth and nose squeeeze they just do instinctively). It was one from earlier in the season when he did not mind his bell as much and had all his tail feathers

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/COMPAQ%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpgfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/COMPAQ%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpghttp://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/Falconry/IMGP2906.jpg

vid of his first quail this year

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/Falconry/th_IMGP3064.jpg (http://s382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/Falconry/?action=view&current=IMGP3064.flv)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/Falconry/IMGP3062.jpg


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/New%20Gos/IMGP2989.jpg

forgot my tail saver so I improvised

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/atcfalconry/New%20Gos/IMGP2953.jpg

raptrlvr
12-28-2009, 12:44 AM
Congrats Mike. I can't believe a young guy like you would ever be out of gas.

RTJim
12-28-2009, 01:13 AM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/Jedi12-26-09DrakeMallard1x-1.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/20091226_0004X.jpg

ericedw
12-28-2009, 07:59 PM
A few pics of me doing some training today.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SzlELSWMETI/AAAAAAAAAZw/Wty1Rc96luM/s912/Bubba%20training%2012-28-09-23-1%20%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SzlEMl5bkCI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/niqsF9je_rY/s800/Bubba%20training%2012-28-09-25-2%20%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SzlEN1B28QI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/Y-wmkk3Zl2s/s800/Bubba%20training%2012-28-09-41-3%20%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SzlEPGQRElI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/sqAOxo2II_Q/s800/Bubba%20training%2012-28-09-56-4%20%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aBzfyL0AsLs/SzlEQJ0xZ7I/AAAAAAAAAaA/EMbnWvpqBw8/s912/Bubba%20training%2012-28-09-94-5%20%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

YARAK191
12-28-2009, 08:37 PM
A few pics of me doing some training today.



VERY NICE- What does she fly at? Where did u procure such a nice bird

ericedw
12-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Rich, he's a male Red-necked Falcon (Red-headed Merlin), he's about 150g. He was bred by Bill Meeker and Keith Richman has been flying him, I got him from Keith. He's a very cool little guy, Keith was catching game with him in CA and I hope to get him going in a few days.

Ross
12-28-2009, 10:00 PM
Here is a duckhawking pic. My hybrid was waiting on above a large number of ducks on this warm creek. A group of ducks tried to come into the creek that evidently did not see the danger She knocked one down and has it on the bank the rest were still intimidated and let us approach for this pic of flushing and swimming ducks with the falcon in the background.
Photo credit Dean Millerhttp://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/hybridwiththebuffet.jpg
I moved her closer to the creek for this shot, everyone else stayed on the other side, evidently I am the only one who wanted to go wading
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/hywodu.jpg

Shota on woodduck drake
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/hybridwoodduck.jpg

YARAK191
12-28-2009, 10:15 PM
I just read keiths thread.
Great bird and it seems to be very social towards people.
Good luck not that u need it!

Tanner
12-28-2009, 11:05 PM
Shota on woodduck drake
Drake woodie---very cool prize!

awahl
12-29-2009, 10:50 AM
A couple of interesting pics from the last couple of days
Playing tag with a widgeon
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0050-1-1.jpg

Interesting shot of a prairie
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0044-1.jpg

Pretending the falcon doesn't scream. First mallard this season
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0069.jpg

Springer enjoying herself
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0016-1.jpg

Springer pretending to be a Saint Bernard
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0001-1.jpg

wesleyc6
12-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Rich, he's a male Red-necked Falcon (Red-headed Merlin), he's about 150g. He was bred by Bill Meeker and Keith Richman has been flying him, I got him from Keith. He's a very cool little guy, Keith was catching game with him in CA and I hope to get him going in a few days.
l

Eric, is he a juvenile or is that adult plumage? One of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen. wow!

Tanner
12-29-2009, 11:12 AM
That is a juvenile, Wes.

PeteJ
12-29-2009, 11:35 AM
The adults are stunning.

ericedw
12-29-2009, 11:53 AM
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Eric, is he a juvenile or is that adult plumage? One of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen. wow!

Yes, he is absolutely stunning. Google search them and you can find plenty of photos of adults. The adults don't even look real.

PeteJ
12-29-2009, 12:10 PM
Just to let you know that we're getting this now and I'm sending it on to all my friends to the east because I know how much you all enjoy this sort of thing.LOL
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/snowrocks.jpg
Just wait until it get up to power in the midsection of the country where it will have something to work with (unlike around here).

awahl
12-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Yesterday Morning.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0001-3.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0004-1.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/andywahl/DSC_0006-1.jpg

mosman
12-30-2009, 11:09 AM
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/241.jpg

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/232.jpg

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/229.jpg

These guys nested in my back yard for three years, till the ice storm last year broke all the tree.

Chris L.
12-30-2009, 11:42 AM
Just to let you know that we're getting this now and I'm sending it on to all my friends to the east because I know how much you all enjoy this sort of thing.LOL

Just wait until it get up to power in the midsection of the country where it will have something to work with (unlike around here).

Hi Pete,

I see you got some white stuff yesterday. We did as well.. Here are some of the neighbor kids playing in it outside my window... damn kids are fat these day ;)

mosman
12-30-2009, 12:07 PM
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/073.jpg
My favorite picture of them...

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/068.jpg
Getting some sun.

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/056.jpg

harrishawk_79
12-30-2009, 12:24 PM
nice pics thanks for sharing love the coops

PeteJ
12-30-2009, 04:15 PM
That triple decker is a sweet shot for sure! Thanks for sharing.

tumble
12-30-2009, 06:06 PM
That triple decker is a sweet shot for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Ditto, that shot is priceless.

RTJim
01-02-2010, 02:28 AM
cpusash Enjoy............jm beeer

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/nafex_2007/20100101_0054xxx7-1.jpg

PeteJ
01-02-2010, 06:30 AM
Good one Jim. Now THAT'S the way to start the new year for sure! Happy New Year to you and Jedi.

ericedw
01-03-2010, 12:53 PM
Doc caught snipe #12 today. Once again, he flew great and caught the first one we flushed.

http://www.merlinfalconry.com/images/falconry09-10/DocSnipe1-3-10%20(2%20of%203)%20[1024x768].jpg

http://www.merlinfalconry.com/images/falconry09-10/DocSnipe1-3-10%20(3%20of%203)%20[1024x768].jpg

Lowachi
01-03-2010, 01:07 PM
fine job going on. Congrats!!!thumbsupp Looks to be warmer there than here:D

ericedw
01-03-2010, 01:13 PM
fine job going on. Congrats!!!thumbsupp Looks to be warmer there than here:D

Well, it's probably warmer here but it was still 35 which is VERY cold for us. Will be colder tomorrow. I'm sure all of my Northern neighbors are freezing. But the peregrine loved the cold, he flew nice and high.

Lowachi
01-03-2010, 01:21 PM
Well, it's probably warmer here but it was still 35 which is VERY cold for us. Will be colder tomorrow. I'm sure all of my Northern neighbors are freezing. But the peregrine loved the cold, he flew nice and high.
Noticed yer ears were a lil red,:D Ya it's 11:19 and it's climbed to a walloping 3F. Gonna wait til the heat of the day@ 12:30 to go out, I thinkcrazyy

Modoc
01-03-2010, 03:05 PM
I was coming home from a hunt this morning with the harris hawks when i saw Modoc again, my male redtail that i released over a year ago. He was sitting on a pole in the general are where i usually see him.

I offered him the glove with some quail and whistled..he immeaditly swooped down like he was gonna land but then hovered above the glove for a second then flew back up to the pole.. "pretty awesome i thought to myself".. he still remembers me after all this time.

I got the camera out and snapped some shots of him coming down for some tidbits. He almost jumped to the glove a couple times but just hovered and flew back to his rock perch. What a great way to start off the new year.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0394.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0401.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0402.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0403.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0404.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0405.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0398.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0412.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0414.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0415.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0417.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0418.jpg

Zarafia
01-03-2010, 03:12 PM
That must be incredibly cool Charles. What a good feeling it must give you to see him thriving in the wild and still remembering the relationship he had with you.
Great pictures too, thanks for sharing.

conorhawk
01-03-2010, 03:25 PM
How great! I miss the hawkin stories of that bird.

Modoc
01-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Thanks.. Modoc really was a great bird.. Its cool to see him out there living his life as a free bird.

Hers a pic a few months before i released him, and then the pic from today. You can see how he is all bleached from the socal sun and his eyes are super dark now.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/modoc08008.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/modoc_2007/DSC_0410.jpg

conorhawk
01-03-2010, 04:40 PM
very very cool!

mosman
01-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Modoc really became a good looking bird, great to see the before and after pics..

Roper
01-03-2010, 07:11 PM
it has got to be a little bitter sweet , kinda makes ya sigh (sp?)
mano mano thing. as Cris C says from Texas ( Cool Beans)

wyodjm
01-03-2010, 08:07 PM
That is pretty cool. A first for me to see.

Thanks for sharing.

ericedw
01-04-2010, 07:42 PM
Took a few photos of my old hunting buddy today. My GSP, "Flea", is now 17 1/2 years old and still going strong (although a little slower). And no comments on the sweater, he gets cold.

http://www.merlinfalconry.com/images/falconry09-10/FleaSweater%20(1%20of%202)%20[1024x768].jpg

http://www.merlinfalconry.com/images/falconry09-10/FleaSweater%20(2%20of%202)%20[1024x768].jpg

GregMik
01-04-2010, 10:59 PM
Took a few photos of my old hunting buddy today. My GSP, "Flea", is now 17 1/2 years old and still going strong (although a little slower). And no comments on the sweater, he gets cold.

You saw Dekker at the NAFA meet.

He is getting old, you guys don't have the snow to plow thru. I went pheasant hunting with him and Bijou today. Both Dekker and I are SOOO out of shape!!!

I had to help him into the truck when we were done and out of the truck when we got home.

He was worthless in the cattails....he would just follow me around.

He did point the pheasant that we caught tho.

I love this old man....Life will not be the same without him!!!

Greg

P.S. The temp was 4F.....sigh

Raptorick
01-05-2010, 09:43 AM
Here is a picture of my Nine year old Airedale Copper with Tazz in the briars. Copper usually will subdue the bunny if I can't get there fast enough. He may be old but has a bucket full a sense. He loves to hunt!
Has caught several wild hogs too!
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/Raptorick/IMG_5070.jpg?t=1262698882
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/Raptorick/IMG_5071.jpg?t=1262698920
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/Raptorick/IMG_5037.jpg?t=1262698955

Tanner
01-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Friday.

I don't have anything stellar at hand, just seeing if I can rally the troops

Mexican spotted
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/Peregrine%20cliffs/DSCF0427.jpg

Peregrine country
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/Peregrine%20cliffs/DSCF0450.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/Peregrine%20cliffs/DSCF0457.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/Peregrine%20cliffs/DSCF0460.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/th_DSCF0551.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/?action=view&current=DSCF0551.flv)

Big Foot
01-08-2010, 05:20 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/AfricanPeregrineMinorFemale.jpg

this one's for tanner!
Female Peregrine minor

Tanner
01-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks Ricco, I appreciate it!

Flatwater Falconer
01-08-2010, 08:30 PM
Great thread! Thanks all for the great photos. I really enjoyed them.

mosman
01-08-2010, 10:05 PM
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/043.jpg

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp251/Mosman64/042.jpg

You guys ever fly this type???

FredFogg
01-09-2010, 12:00 AM
You guys ever fly this type???

Nah, my red-tail can't ever do that due to such a huge crop from each kill she gets daily! LOL toungeout :D

Nice photo! Love when they get that comfortable on the perch. My prairie falcon actually pulled up a foot while on my fist when I was walking with her back from the field I flew her in today, it was a good feeling. haill

Ross
01-09-2010, 01:23 AM
I remember looking in the rearview mirror seeing my first RT sleeping with its head tucked under for the first time while driving and marveling how this so recently wild bird had adapted to that point. That was 25+ years ago and I still love how they become so adapted to our lives.

Big Foot
01-09-2010, 01:17 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/PB300410.jpg

Big Foot
01-09-2010, 01:18 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/P1031279.jpg
Klein Karoo: my favorite hawking destination so far

wyodjm
01-09-2010, 04:09 PM
I remember looking in the rearview mirror seeing my first RT sleeping with its head tucked under for the first time while driving and marveling how this so recently wild bird had adapted to that point. That was 25+ years ago and I still love how they become so adapted to our lives.

Yes, yes, and how we become so adapted to theirs as well.

PeteJ
01-09-2010, 06:31 PM
Klein Karoo: my favorite hawking destination so far[/QUOTE]
Where is that and why?

Big Foot
01-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Klein Karoo: my favorite hawking destination so far
Where is that and why?[/QUOTE]
It's beautiful.. loads of quarry (Cape Francolin- the biggest Francolin and Guinea fowl) The Dams all have ducks and weather is really nice. In addition I know everyone in the region- so my hunting ground was literally 100's square Km's, and the weather is great...the picture is part of our Farm. It borders 'Sanbona', that should give you an idea of what's there and where "there" is. It's alittle like the western desert, just more animals.

Tanner
01-11-2010, 04:13 PM
PeteJ's female barbary x teita
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0724.jpg

Same female, a little squinty eyed after her meal
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0733.jpg

Tiercel barbary x teita - he moved too quickly for photos, so I took some video. What a cool dove hawk....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ot1Wdbwbd8&feature=player_embedded#watch-main-area

My hawking team in December
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0714.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0717B.jpg

Heatherg
01-11-2010, 04:36 PM
Took a few photos of my old hunting buddy today. My GSP, "Flea", is now 17 1/2 years old and still going strong (although a little slower). And no comments on the sweater, he gets cold.

http://www.merlinfalconry.com/images/falconry09-10/FleaSweater%20(1%20of%202)%20[1024x768].jpg

http://www.merlinfalconry.com/images/falconry09-10/FleaSweater%20(2%20of%202)%20[1024x768].jpg

Good to see him still going strong! :):) I have to say I have a special love for old dogs (I thinks its that great, grey/white face they all have) He a special one :)

RyanVZ
01-11-2010, 05:01 PM
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/VZVideos/falconry%20pics/11-7e.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/VZVideos/falconry%20pics/1stDouble.jpg

I pretty terrible with a camera but here are couple of my best for the year

Tanner
01-11-2010, 05:08 PM
I pretty terrible with a camera but here are couple of my best for the yearmmmmm....gadwall...yummy

Flatwater Falconer
01-11-2010, 07:01 PM
Here's a random shot for you all. :Dhttp://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh81/davenport88/FalconandBush.jpg

Flatwater Falconer
01-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Mike Cox - my good friend, Master Falconer, started the NE club, departed this life in Sept 2009.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh81/davenport88/IMG_0001.jpg

Flatwater Falconer
01-11-2010, 07:18 PM
My 2009 Passage Red-tail 'Nub' who is about ready to free fly this weekend.:D

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh81/davenport88/DSCN0508.jpg

sharptail
01-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Ah, George Bush....let me guess...next president of NAFA.

Flatwater Falconer
01-11-2010, 08:28 PM
Ah, George Bush....let me guess...next president of NAFA.


Well, I figured if there was ever any hope for Bush it would be whilst under the spell of a good game hawk. ;)

sharptail
01-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Well, I figured if there was ever any hope for Bush it would be whilst under the spell of a good game hawk. ;)

I think he is already under a little diffrent, more powerful spell. He never had a chance from before his birth.

crbhawking
01-11-2010, 08:38 PM
My hawking team in December
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/DSCF0714.jpg

what kind of bird is the front one or is it pure anatum

Tanner
01-12-2010, 12:06 PM
My hawking team in December
what kind of bird is the front one or is it pure anatumHi Cody - yes, he's a wild taken imprint anatumn out of Arizona. He is in his eighth season.

RyanVZ
01-12-2010, 12:16 PM
Here's a random shot for you all. :Dhttp://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh81/davenport88/FalconandBush.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/VZVideos/PresandFalcons.jpg

Sometimes you have two really good choices....
















http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/VZVideos/bushowl.jpg

And ya still make the wrong one. crazyy

Hope this is not viewed as political; just funny

Flatwater Falconer
01-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Awww Ryan, That's a cute photo of Mr. Bush. Pretty funny tag line you put on it too about still making the wrong choice! Heh-heh

42fleet
01-12-2010, 03:45 PM
I got some

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/42fleet/downsize.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/42fleet/Picture004.jpg

conorhawk
01-12-2010, 04:02 PM
nice pics David it that first pic a jackrabbit?

42fleet
01-12-2010, 05:44 PM
yes the 1st one of the year

GONEHAWKN
01-12-2010, 07:30 PM
well, i have not posted a pic or two in a while. so, here is a couple from today. i hawked a new spot thats loaded up with bunnies and squirrels. in the 1st pic, CB hit/snag'd this big buck squirrel from the side of a tree and proceed'd to slide out about 10' onto a frozen pond. it took a little doin', but i managed to get her and the squirrel back to the ponds edge and stay dry too!!the second pic is the take for today's hunt.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/GONEHAWKN/CBiceskating.jpg (http://www.nafex.net/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/GONEHAWKN/CBiceskating.jpg%5B/IMG%5D)

crappy cell phone pic, but you get the point....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/GONEHAWKN/4Iin1onJan11.jpg (http://www.nafex.net/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/GONEHAWKN/4Iin1onJan11.jpg%5B/IMG%5D)

Bryant Tarr
01-12-2010, 07:44 PM
Awesome! I went two hours today without stirring up anything furry.

Roper
01-12-2010, 07:47 PM
ahhh bryant did you try going outside..:D

Bryant Tarr
01-12-2010, 07:48 PM
ahhh bryant did you try going outside..:D

Maybe I should have gone outside AND taken the hood off the bird! brickk

GONEHAWKN
01-12-2010, 07:55 PM
Awesome! I went two hours today without stirring up anything furry.


Bryant, i was in a rut like this for about the last 10-12 days. i went to spots that i KNOW are holding game and i couldn't have bought a damn squirrel or bunny. i have been slowly coming out of the rut and the last 2 days have been VERY productive for me. i am looking forward to the rest of the week as it is suppose to warm up a bit and the winds are suppose be rather mild too.......should be a good time to chase some game....

Roper
01-12-2010, 08:50 PM
guys it is time to adventure outside the box and try to find some new hawking spots..

Eragon
01-12-2010, 10:00 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Eragon25/gyrandprezbush.jpg

Definately got the right one this time!

Flatwater Falconer
01-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Ryan,

His grin is getting close to almost convincing . . . You know, that stupid falconer grin of pure elation that we all get from time to time. The Arab guy is displaying the grin pretty nicely.

sharptail
01-13-2010, 01:11 AM
If George doesn't want it(he hasn't even put the mugla on), I could help him out and take it off his hands! I know where there is some more challanging quarry than houbara that would be a better fit.

RyanVZ
01-13-2010, 10:09 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Eragon25/gyrandprezbush.jpg

Definately got the right one this time!

Thats funny!

idbirdman
01-13-2010, 10:23 AM
Thats funny!

I have heard from a fairly reliable source that this particular bird was illegally taken for Russia. That's what I thought was funny. Stephen

Big Foot
01-13-2010, 10:46 AM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/blacksparrowHawkcopy.jpg

The Mighty Blackspar

PeteJ
01-13-2010, 12:14 PM
They are mighty alright. What a neat bird they are, elegant looking...as if they are wearing a tuxedo!

Big Foot
01-13-2010, 12:21 PM
They are mighty alright. What a neat bird they are, elegant looking...as if they are wearing a tuxedo!
Funny how perceptions are different: I always think of medieval executioners....kind of like this guy:
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/executioner-1.jpg

PeteJ
01-13-2010, 12:24 PM
Well, that can be right too...but they look a bit more stylish than THAT guy!LOL

ericedw
01-13-2010, 10:01 PM
Some shots of Doc's hunt on Sunday. After this freeze we have had a hard time finding snipe. This hunt, he waited on for 10 min before we found the first (and only) snipe.

He had a great pitch and stooped the snipe into the only cover in the field. He missed it on the ground and they took to the sky. Doc tailed the snipe into the wind, climbing up to 300'. They zig zagged across the field heading north for almost 1/2 mile, I could just see them in my binos.

They turned downwind and flew all the way back past us and doc stooped the snipe to the ground. The flight was over 5min long and probably covered close to 2 miles. He was on the ground for a while as we ran to the truck and started to drive to him but he missed it or was bumped off and we saw him flying again. He flew back overhead and was called down. It was quite a flight.
(Jonathan Millican took all the photos)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/Docjonahanpics1of61024x768.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/Docjonahanpics2of61024x768.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/Docjonahanpics4of61024x768.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/Docjonahanpics5of61024x768.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/Docjonahanpics6of61024x768.jpg

sharptail
01-13-2010, 10:25 PM
Clean silhouette in that 3rd picture...nice!

melbhawking
01-16-2010, 10:41 AM
Here's some pics from the cane feilds. I love it when someone has a camera! Thanks Allen.

http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10992-N90-GosBobcat1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10993-N90-GosRabbit1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10994-N90-GosRabbit1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10995-N90-GosRabbit1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10996-N90-GosRabbit1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10997-N90-GosRabbit1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10998-N90-GosRabbit1-10-1.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10999-N90-MeganGosRabbit1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/11000-N90-MeganGos1-10.jpg,
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/11006-N90-MeganMerlin1-10.jpg

conorhawk
01-16-2010, 12:09 PM
those photos are awesome Megan!

tony123abc
01-16-2010, 12:34 PM
yup, what he said. I like the one of you huggin the hawk. A girl and her bird.

PeteJ
01-16-2010, 12:44 PM
Uh...isn't the Bobcat supposed to chase the Goshawk rather than the other way around? Wow, what a shot! Liked the time lapse bunny capture too...ALLYOOP!..gotcha Thumper!

Bryant Tarr
01-16-2010, 01:38 PM
Great shots Meagan! clappclapp

Big Foot
01-16-2010, 02:41 PM
Juv. Lannertte (South-African)
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/nriccomassimo/littlelanner.jpg

melbhawking
01-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Thanks guys. :D I am having tons of fun! Now I just have to find someone to snap some pics of her on ducks before the season ends. She's got 34 ducks and counting! Here's one more pic of my gos/redtail/harris hawk...lol...as I'm walking back for my glove.
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu334/melbhawking/10990-N90-MeganGos1-10.jpg

Ross
01-16-2010, 06:08 PM
A shot of my hybrid by Dean Miller
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/hybrid.jpg

everetkhorton
01-16-2010, 10:55 PM
Megan:
34 ducks that is impressive!

Meagan
01-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Here are some random pictures of some birds from my univeristy where I attend. I work with these birds each and every day, train and feed them. Thought I would share some pictures of them, enjoy!

This is "Bo" a 15 year old barred owl:
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Picture040.jpg

"Bolt" a male AK, people thought he was a baby eagle:
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Movies013.jpg

And "Stinky" a Turkey Vulture I helped to raise this summer, great bird to work with, was already imprinted when we got her from another rehabber:
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Stinkys/CopyofPicture031.jpg

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Stinkys/CopyofPicture036.jpg

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Stinkys/Picture063.jpg

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Stinkys/Picture054.jpg

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Stinkys/Picture094.jpg

they grow up so quickly...http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo59/MeaganDuf/Stinkys/Picture095.jpg

jfseaman
01-21-2010, 11:33 PM
I just added this little guy to the breeding project as a doner. Mostly to hedge by bets on my other Barbary doner.

3/4 Barbary x Tieta. http://www.softforge.net/falconry/gatsby.jpg

raptoria
01-22-2010, 04:43 PM
[QUOTE=jfseaman;115417]I just added this little guy to the breeding project as a doner. Mostly to hedge by bets on my other Barbary doner.

3/4 Barbary x Tieta. http://www.softforge.net/falconry/gatsby.jpg[/QUOT
Thats a fine fanncy pretty falcon!

Carlos.

Tanner
01-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Barbary x bat falcon tiercel owned by Tom Smylie. My scanner sucks apparently.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/scan0001.jpg

harrislover
01-22-2010, 10:10 PM
this is me with Harry Mcelroy's hawk.


http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs223.snc3/21066_228972981935_664056935_3238723_4365803_n.jpg

raptoria
01-23-2010, 12:56 AM
Barbary x bat falcon tiercel owned by Tom Smylie. My scanner sucks apparently.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/scan0001.jpg
Tanner,
Very impressive!,clapp can you please post some more photos of that beautie?

Thanks.

Carlos.

ericedw
01-23-2010, 02:55 PM
I had to scan in a photo of a Butcher Bird I trained in Australia for someone on another forum so I grabbed a few other photos of cool birds I trained in Tasmania.

The Butcher Bird, like our shrike, I think I flew him at 65g

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/ButcherBird1.jpg

Brown Falcon

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/BrownFalcon1024x768.jpg

White Goshawk (wish I could have brought a few of these home)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/WhiteGos1024x768.jpg

Tanner
01-23-2010, 06:55 PM
Tanner,
Very impressive!,clapp can you please post some more photos of that beautie?

Thanks.

Carlos.I've only seen this bird once and this is the only photo I have. But Paul/Saluqi took some photos that day, maybe he'll dig them out. Only problem is that the bird had just bathed when we were there - wasn't looking his best.

Saluqi
01-23-2010, 07:14 PM
White Goshawk (wish I could have brought a few of these home)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w83/ericedw/WhiteGos1024x768.jpg


Huba Huba! Look at them double D halux!!!

idbirdman
01-23-2010, 08:40 PM
Here is a couple of my pictures from this year.

This Chloe, this years Female Gyr/Peregrine. I had tossed a dark hybrid pheasant for her as a bag and she decided to catch this wild one instead.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z51/idbirdman/chloe.jpg

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z51/idbirdman/chloe1.jpg

Fresh trapped Haggard
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z51/idbirdman/hagprairie.jpg

This is Cooper, my hunting buddy. He loves spending time with the birds.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z51/idbirdman/cooper.jpg

I love my new hat and this little tiercel peregrine. This is his first pheasant caught yesterday from a 900' pitch. Pretty sweet.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z51/idbirdman/tiercelperegrinewpheasant.jpg

sharptail
01-23-2010, 09:13 PM
I love the hat stephen, it's got style!

Lowachi
01-24-2010, 11:51 AM
I've only seen this bird once and this is the only photo I have. But Paul/Saluqi took some photos that day, maybe he'll dig them out. Only problem is that the bird had just bathed when we were there - wasn't looking his best.
I saw this lil cutie in Amarillo. It was the "What is it?" bird for a couple days. I'll have to check the discs, but I'm sure I got a couple shots of this one.

Saluqi
01-24-2010, 12:52 PM
I saw this lil cutie in Amarillo. It was the "What is it?" bird for a couple days. I'll have to check the discs, but I'm sure I got a couple shots of this one.


Here are a couple that I took of Tom's birds the same day as Tanner's pic.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Gos_Frieda/DSC_0151.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Gos_Frieda/DSC_0155.jpg

Here's his Fiji tiercel
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Gos_Frieda/DSC_0133.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Gos_Frieda/DSC_0136.jpg
He had some sort yeast infection, or something, and that's why his nare is clogged, he's fine now.

tumble
01-24-2010, 01:34 PM
That Fiji is stunning.

Flatwater Falconer
01-24-2010, 08:45 PM
My 2009 Passage Red-tail 'Nub' who is about ready to free fly this weekend.:D

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh81/davenport88/DSCN0508.jpg


Doin the happy dance. My red got his first rabbit this afternoon. He's a great bird all around. Now that he's got his first kill with me I think things will get even better. Sorry no photos of today's triumph but I don't normally carry a camera out in the field. Got enough to carry as it is. :D

PeteJ
01-25-2010, 06:23 AM
Had to take a photo op last night when out hawking.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/Utahyucca1.jpg

Chad L.
01-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Just a fun one from over the weekend.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg42/chad13dnvr/Sillouette-Chad.jpg

everetkhorton
01-25-2010, 07:12 PM
Chad:
Love the posture of the bird!