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Old 01/07/2008, 03:21 PM
UH_OH_5_OH UH_OH_5_OH is offline
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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...




Here's a female Peales' Peregrine...



and her beau....




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




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




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Old 01/07/2008, 03:23 PM
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Nice pics!

Really like the second to last one.
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:25 PM
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Gyr falcons have always been my fave! SO pretty!

I like the last pic too!
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:52 PM
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I thought those were illegal to keep? I've always wanted one. Beautiful birds.
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:58 PM
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You have to very strictly monitored state and Federal licenses which he has had for 35 years !
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:15 PM
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You have to very strictly monitored state and Federal licenses which he has had for 35 years !
Figured there was a catch.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:19 PM
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Look at those eyes! Wow.... I would love to have a raptor. Amazing creatures.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:35 PM
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Look at those eyes!.
Are they real?
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:51 PM
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Those are really cool pictures of an amazing bird.
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:07 PM
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Are they real?
I wasn't talking about the birds lolol
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:14 PM
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stunning pictures.

would be a facinating hobby
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:17 PM
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Wow!
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:44 PM
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Magnificent birds and great pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01/07/2008, 06:18 PM
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Look at those eyes! Wow.... I would love to have a raptor. Amazing creature.
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 ?
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Old 01/08/2008, 12:56 AM
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awesome pigeons hes got there are they trained to do cool tricks and fetch stuff ?

WOW ! I soooo won't tell the Colonel you said that ! LOL ! He'd probably get an attack of Tourette's Syndrome !
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Old 01/08/2008, 02:17 AM
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How many does he have there?
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:51 AM
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He has a total of 36 birds right now with 5 not currently in breeding chambers. They truly are amazing to watch fly !!!!
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Old 01/08/2008, 06:35 AM
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So your avatar does match your skull!!
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:31 AM
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o.0 lovely animals... how many gallons to keep one?
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Old 01/08/2008, 10:34 AM
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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.
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:22 AM
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:26 AM
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Awesome! Just watched the duck hunting one. How exactly do you go duck hunting? Do you flush the ducks for the falcons?
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:54 AM
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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).
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:16 AM
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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 - http://www2.ucsc.edu/scpbrg/falconcameraSJ.htm. 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!
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:41 AM
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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).
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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