Thanks for the detailed description and for mentioning where you originally got the ideas from (now I can look that up too). I think this forum works best when we can use it as a source of information to better our falconry.

Unfortunately, I don't think I'm one of those falconers that have an intuitive understanding of all the interactions between the falconer and the hawk involved in training and hunting. So, breaking down my behaviors towards the hawk and the hawk's behavior to me increases my understanding AND my fun. I have the most fun when my hawk is most comfortable with the interaction of the hunt that we share.