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...