Sky Wolves

On Friday, we had a family outing to the West Coast Falconry for an incredible falconry experience. While we learned a lot about what falconry entails, the stars of the experience were definitely the birds. It was amazing to hold a hawk on your outstretched arm and look it in the eye. It was thrilling to watch such powerful birds glide within mere feet of our heads as it flew from person to person. And it was incredible when the hawk expertly landed on our arms despite the windy day.

This is Tika, the Harris Hawk who was the focus of our experience. 

We also got up close to this Red Tail Hawk, the personal bird of a young apprentice at the falconry.

These powerful hawks were quite incredible up close, but nothing quite compared to the sophistication and beauty of this smaller American Kestrel:

It truly was an amazing experience to be so close to these incredible birds.

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