Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 09.16.16

Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 09.16.16

(Photograph: Baby Zeke with his favorite toy, George by Tiffany M. White) It has been far too long since I’ve checked in on the status of Sonoran Desert Falconry, Inc and Sonoran Desert Bird Abatement, LLC. So here is the abbreviated version of all of the things...
Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 10.18.15

Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 10.18.15

Asper. Doesn’t mean much to you. But to a falconer, it could mean the death of a beloved hunting companion. So what is it? It’s Aspergillus. To you, it’s the genus of many species of mold. To me, a falconer, its a spore, one that is ever-present and...
Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 10.14.15

Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 10.14.15

About two weeks ago the Sonoran Desert Falconry staff ventured to San Francisco to pick up two new birds, Cain & Abel. They are siblings in every way possible. I must confess to being introduced to a new aspect of falconry I’ve never experienced before,...
Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 09.04.15

Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 09.04.15

Christmas arrived early in the desert! That wonderful brown UPS truck delivered a package from Western Sporting! I got 1/2 deep brown Kangaroo hide, a strap cutter, and extra blades. I managed to make it this far as a falconer without buying a strap cutter. Xacto...
Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 08.30.15

Falconer’s Log: Desert Date 08.30.15

Went to feed the birds this evening and check on the status of their molt. Morpheus dropped his last tail feather a few days ago. He also chewed it until it was unrecognizable, but that’s another story. He was looking so beautiful as I entered the mews. Holy...