Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nature is a Wondrous Thing....

These are a few photos of my father in law who is a falconer with his Harris Hawk, Tara. He has over 30 years experience in bird handling & has even saved Tara from West Nile disease.

Falconry is not for everyone...and his bird is not a 'pet'. If you think you'd like to do it, then you have quite an undertaking ahead of you to get yourself educated ...and would even have to apprentice with a seasoned falconer & get licensed to do so.
Here is an informative website on falconry & it's history:
...and a link to the National Falconer's Association here in North America:

It is simply stunning to see Tara take flight...a truly magestic graceful!

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