I will be around. I was going to be in CA for the Holiday, but I have to work that weekend now so I will be here and my wife be gone (a free week to myself, whoa). Give me a call, we can hawk ducks or doves... 801-694-9903
Ravens are multiplying and making a mess of things. I heard about he Prairie Falcon eyries, plus a couple of the hack towers are occupied by Ravens. I guess the Ravens are really hard on Grouse populations raiding their nest. The Kestrels here fledge really late. Yes, come up here and fly, your tiercel will do really well. This year there are already a ton of pheasants up here. With the weather, I believe we will have pheasants to hawk everwhere.
Yeah, its been a great time thus far. Many of the Kestrels are fledging now or have already fledged, so it was a great success.
No news on the Owl and Ferruginous nests this year, but we got them up a little late.
I'm not a big fan of ravens. Many (most) of the prairie nests we checked this year had ravens in them. Down here they are at way too high population densities and predate on many upland birds and raptors. Bad news in my opinion.
Anywho, I hope you and yours are well. I sneak up to the north country (ID) many times a season, perhaps we can meet someday.