Hunting Hawks

The Art of Falconry, and the beauty of birds of prey.

Hawks Chase Down a Rabbit - North America

(Source: huntersonthewing, via thepredatorblog)

crazycritterlife:

ferret400:

crazycritterlife:

Brother and sister out at hack

Timmons birds? :D I see lots of pics of them on facebook they are so lovely

Yep! If all goes well with the hack then I’ll be flying the male this season :) They’re such sweethearts, and apparently the male has been a total spitfire during the hack, chasing doves all day lol. I’ve been visiting them at least once a week since they were just a few days old. Its been really neat to watch them grow up and observe the training process

avianrecon:

Occupational Hazards

avianrecon:

Occupational Hazards

(via crazycritterlife)

avianrecon:

One of the more acrobatic displays in the raptor world - The Aerial Peregrine Food Drop. 
gif’d from a choice photoset on C&C’s Ohio Peregrine Page

avianrecon:

One of the more acrobatic displays in the raptor world - The Aerial Peregrine Food Drop. 

gif’d from a choice photoset on C&C’s Ohio Peregrine Page

avianrecon:

Archer - forever winning the prize for nosiest hawk.

avianrecon:

Archer - forever winning the prize for nosiest hawk.

fairy-wren:

(via 500px / Bicoloured Hawk by Chris Jimenez)

jenntalksnature:

This is my friend’s new baby (eyass) northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis).  He is a captive bred, Russian/Finnish subspecies cross and is 100% ADORABLE.  I pretty much screamed with glee every time he did anything.

My friend is a licensed falconer of the general class, so it is legal for her to own and raise this bird.  He is destined to be a hunting hawk and under my friend’s care and training, I know he’s going to be one major badass by the beginning of the hunting season this fall.  For now he’s wibbly, wobbly, and covered in the cotton.

Northern goshawks are sort of the Ferraris of the falconry world.  They are fast, extremely agile, and focused, but make a mistake and you will pay big time.  They are not forgiving birds and they require very experienced falconers to handle and train them.  I’m very excited to watch him grow and watch my friend train him.  I want a goshawk eventually, but not after a lot more experience with more forgiving raptors.  I’ve been out hunting with several goshawks, and man, it’s a wonderful and intense experience.  Their ability to move through the forest is like watching poetry in sharpy, pointy motion.

(via ravendroppings)

ravendroppings:

Both of these birds are gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus), just different color phases.
Really wish there was a credit on this!  Couldn’t find who took the photo.

ravendroppings:

Both of these birds are gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus), just different color phases.

Really wish there was a credit on this!  Couldn’t find who took the photo.

(Source: heptagram)

Vadim Gorbatov

crazycritterlife:

Adult peregrine falcons in flight at Shell Beach, CA. We discovered where their nest was and they weren’t too happy with our presence