Hunting Hawks

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

aviart:

speedpaint that started w/ a sketch of this gorgeous bird

aviart:

speedpaint that started w/ a sketch of this gorgeous bird

(via alittledeer)

crazycritterlife:

Kai had his first free flight with me today! I took him into the field behind my yard and released a pigeon for him. He chased it down before it even made it a few feet! He then traded off for tidbits, but when he did, he released the pigeon and it started to fly away again. He was not ok with this and chased it down a second time, even with a tidbit still in his mouth! lol He’s going to make a fine hunter once we get our routine figured out. 

nslm1954:

Hawk Made of Silk, Part of an Album of Wood Block Prints, Ink and Color on Paper

nslm1954:

Hawk Made of Silk, Part of an Album of Wood Block Prints, Ink and Color on Paper

Souce: R. David Digby.

Harris Hawks Hunting Pigeon

(Source: youtube.com)

Peregrine Falcon Slow Motion In Flight

(Source: youtube.com)

(Source: outdoorphoto.co.za)

avianrecon:

Most birds have large eyes and little to no eye muscles, so to look in different directions, they have to move their whole head. It results in a lot of head bobbing. 

avianrecon:

Most birds have large eyes and little to no eye muscles, so to look in different directions, they have to move their whole head. It results in a lot of head bobbing. 

(via ihkura)