Falconry

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Dbltfarmer
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Falconry
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Today,  I acted as a guide for a falconer and observers.  I took them around to some playa lakes to hunt for ducks.  He had two Peregrine Falcons and each hunted at a different playas.  The first bird went after the ducks but veered away just before the stirke.  On the 6th try he landed a blow and knocked the duck out of the sky.   The second bird was released and quickly zeroed in on a duck that had split from the rest of the flock.  He took him down on his first attack.

Trying to get the attacks were very difficult as they were far away and the speed of the falcon was difficult to follow.  In the dive on the duck his speed was incredible.

Here are a few of the photos I did get of the Falcon.

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