It has been a long while since I updated this blog. Sorry.
The season turned out well after all. As I write this, the hawks are beginning to molt, both high in weight. The Harris’s hawk finally started to catch sparrows, she caught good number, and it was very exciting to watch. Not having cotton rats probably helped in the sparrow transition. Farrah caught some rabbits too, not numbers like other seasons, but OK. Cisco put in a solid performance, catching 21 squirrels along with a few birds and rabbits. I will attach pictures associated with this post. Have a good summer and if you are a falconer, have a clean molt.
I am exercising the hawks out in the cul-de-sac, with a slightly modified technique. I toss bits of meat into the grass and the hawks pounce. After that they fly to perches. The HH prefers the neighbor's roof, while the higher wing loaded RT flies to a live oak. Yesterday Cisco chased a squirrel and a white winged dove, and I mean chase. Tried to fly the dove down. Amazing.