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UH_OH_5_OH 01/07/2008 03:21 PM

Falconry Pics
 
I went to visit tmy parents his past weekend with my three little usual suspects. They live up in Washington state and I took a few pics of some of my dads' falcons.

Here's a white Gyr Falcon female...

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/Gyr.jpg[/IMG]


Here's a female Peales' Peregrine...

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/PealesFemale.jpg[/IMG]

and her beau....

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/PealesMale.jpg[/IMG]


Here's Tuffy who is a 14 yr old male Gyr Falcon/Saker Falcon cross.

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/MeandTuffy7.jpg[/IMG]


and this is Nikki....a female Barbary Falcon...

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/Nikki.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/NikkiHeadshot4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Poukiebear/Falconry/MeandNikki2.jpg[/IMG]

dkh0331 01/07/2008 03:23 PM

Nice pics!

Really like the second to last one.

PoukieBear 01/07/2008 03:25 PM

Gyr falcons have always been my fave! SO pretty!

I like the last pic too!

MarkS 01/07/2008 03:52 PM

I thought those were illegal to keep? :confused: I've always wanted one. :sad1: Beautiful birds.

UH_OH_5_OH 01/07/2008 03:58 PM

You have to very strictly monitored state and Federal licenses which he has had for 35 years !

MarkS 01/07/2008 04:15 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11543021#post11543021 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by UH_OH_5_OH [/i]
[B]You have to very strictly monitored state and Federal licenses which he has had for 35 years ! [/B][/QUOTE]

:( Figured there was a catch.

JokerGirl 01/07/2008 04:19 PM

Look at those eyes! Wow.... I would love to have a raptor. Amazing creatures.

PoukieBear 01/07/2008 04:35 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11543167#post11543167 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by JokerGirl [/i]
[B]Look at those eyes!. [/B][/QUOTE]

Are they real? :rolleyes: :D

mr9iron 01/07/2008 04:51 PM

Those are really cool pictures of an amazing bird.

JokerGirl 01/07/2008 05:07 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11543288#post11543288 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by PoukieBear [/i]
[B]Are they real? :rolleyes: :D [/B][/QUOTE]

I wasn't talking about the birds ;) lolol

andrewsmart 01/07/2008 05:14 PM

stunning pictures.

would be a facinating hobby

J. Montgomery 01/07/2008 05:17 PM

Wow!

Reefcherie 01/07/2008 05:44 PM

Magnificent birds and great pics! Thanks for sharing!

mrferrit 01/07/2008 06:18 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11543167#post11543167 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by JokerGirl [/i]
[B]Look at those eyes! Wow.... I would love to have a raptor. Amazing creature. [/B][/QUOTE]

uh_oh's harmless hes far from raptor
and im not sure what you see in his eyes either =) j/k

awesome pigeons hes got there are they trained to do cool tricks and fetch stuff ?

UH_OH_5_OH 01/08/2008 12:56 AM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11544092#post11544092 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by mrferrit [/i]
[B]awesome pigeons hes got there are they trained to do cool tricks and fetch stuff ? [/B][/QUOTE]


WOW ! I soooo won't tell the Colonel you said that ! LOL ! He'd probably get an attack of Tourette's Syndrome !

Pernelf 01/08/2008 02:17 AM

How many does he have there?

UH_OH_5_OH 01/08/2008 05:51 AM

He has a total of 36 birds right now with 5 not currently in breeding chambers. They truly are amazing to watch fly !!!!

Freed 01/08/2008 06:35 AM

So your avatar does match your skull!!

Altpers0na 01/08/2008 08:31 AM

o.0 lovely animals... how many gallons to keep one?

Orchids 01/08/2008 10:34 AM

Stunning birds. Raptors are amazing animals to watch. Falcons are my favorites, although the nesting pair of bald eagles that regularly fly above my house are nice.

UH_OH_5_OH 01/11/2008 12:22 AM

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ayu-J0zJYk[/url]

Pernelf 01/11/2008 12:26 AM

Awesome! Just watched the duck hunting one. How exactly do you go duck hunting? Do you flush the ducks for the falcons?

ACBlinky 01/11/2008 12:54 AM

WOW, those are stunning birds. I've been interested in falconry for a while, reading about it a bit, and hope some day I can spend a day with someone who has a falcon, to see what it's like -- it's doubtful I will ever be able to do more than that, but I can dream.

You mentioned that he breeds them, have you got any pictures of the babies, parents caring for them, etc? Not sure about anyone else, but I'd find that fascinating -- I can understand if the breeding area is off-limits though, I know that you have to be really careful about exposing them to germs and things (I worked in a pet store at one time and had to go through a whole routine of sterilizing my hands, changing clothes etc. before I could go see the baby parrots; I assume all birds are similarly delicate). :)

Reefcherie 01/11/2008 06:16 AM

For Peregrine Falcon lovers, I can't recommend highly enough reviewing the video footage from the 2007 nesting season of a pair of Peregrines atop city hall in San Jose - [url]http://www2.ucsc.edu/scpbrg/falconcameraSJ.htm.[/url] I was glued to the webcam as often as possible over the season - seeing hatching, feeding of the babies and the up-close view of those gorgeous birds. There is every reason to believe that the same pair will use the same spot again this spring and that the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group will once again have the webcam on. Not only are these birds beautiful, but they help keep the city's pidgeon population in check! :)

JokerGirl 01/11/2008 06:41 AM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11572618#post11572618 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ACBlinky [/i]
[B]I can understand if the breeding area is off-limits though, I know that you have to be really careful about exposing them to germs and things (I worked in a pet store at one time and had to go through a whole routine of sterilizing my hands, changing clothes etc. before I could go see the baby parrots; I assume all birds are similarly delicate). :) [/B][/QUOTE]

I've never heard of that. Was the pet store you worked in a big box chain store (Petco, Petsmart, Uncle Bills etc..)? They usually have those precautions in place because there are a lot of people coming in and out, and they don't want someone tracking Psitaccosis in from outside sources.


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