Friday, December 27, 2013

Flying Inside, Coming When Called!

19 Comments:

Blogger Sylvan said...

This is HUGE, Jenna!!! Congrats!!

December 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Lone Pine Farm said...

Marvellous, congrats!! I am positive you have put a ton of time and hard work into working with Italics, and to someone who doesn't know a thing about hawks, the progress you've made together is pure magic. Your posts warm my heart :) Best, Mandi

December 27, 2013 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Anton said...

Awesome, nice work!

December 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

December 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger T. Crockett said...

I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

December 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger T. Crockett said...

I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!

December 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger E said...

How does a wild bird that is used to constant motion manage the lack of activity in captivity? Don't they loose condition and coordination?

December 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

falconry is a 4,000 year old sport. we have had time to learn how to keep these birds in top condition, including daily flying and excersize!


for more questions:
http://www.themodernapprentice.com/questions.htm

December 28, 2013 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

WOW!

December 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger RoseofOverlook said...

This is a wild animal that should be free. You are disrespecting nature. Just having it in you kitchen / house is a disgrace. You've lost total perspective.

December 28, 2013 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger RoseofOverlook said...

This bird should be free, just the fact that you have this wild creature in your kitchen is a disgrace. You've lost perspective. Hunting for necessity is one thing but what you are doing is just flat out wrong. Set the bird loose back into the wild where it belongs, please.

December 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Paul Blair died today. The New York Times reported doubt on al Qaeda's involvement in Benghazi. Armed children are being forced to march in the south of Sudan. There's a nationwide manhunt for a cop killer. A Texas man is bragging about knocking out an elderly black man. Two men just died hours apart in Wyoming avalanches. A pregnant teen was murdered on Christmas day in Indiana…. These are the headlines available on Bing's News Section this morning. They are all worth your emotional response, comments, and action. You should read about Paul Blair's legacy playing baseball in a time of such racial unrest and hate in America, his story. You should worry about avalanches if you're of the ilk that hangs out around snow in volume, specifically in volume at higher elevations than yourself. Child soldiers should upset you, I mean, they BETTER upset you. If they don't you might be an android and should be melted for parts. Murder, assault, hate crimes…these are things worth getting upset over.

A falconer in New York State is not one of those things.

December 29, 2013 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger E said...

Thanks for the link!

December 30, 2013 at 5:14 AM  
OpenID Bonnie said...

Jenna, I'm so jealous! As a preteen girl with homey looks and dressed in my everyday clothes (if you are from the country you know what I mean) I was blessed with the company of a small red hawk. He was wild too, although I wasn't looking for a hawk he found me in my backyard eating a bologna sandwich. He swooped down and grapped my hair. Needless to say he scared me, but that was he way of introducing himself. After the head attack he landed just a few feet away on the clothes line and looked at me with that quizzical look as if saying "Can I have a bite too?". I heard out a bite of my sandwich and low and behold he flew right up and grabbed it and took it back to the clothesline. That was the first day of our love affair. He waited outside everyday for me, sometimes he would have a rabbit or squirrel as if saying "I got this just for you!" This went on for several years! Everytime I see a red hawk I want to hold my arm out and see if it's my ole friend. That was over 30 years ago and I'm sure He has passed, but just maybe..........

December 30, 2013 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger julie said...

What a beauty!

December 30, 2013 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger julie said...

What a beauty!

December 30, 2013 at 4:43 PM  
OpenID T. Crockett said...

I've watched this several times and it makes me smile bigger each time

December 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

Very Nice! I am impressed by what you have accomplished. I would probably never do it, but that is simply because it doesn't strike my intrest enough. But very cool to see what you are doing with this amazing bird.

December 31, 2013 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

Very cool

December 31, 2013 at 11:42 AM  

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