Saturday, August 28, 2010

Harris's Hawk

I got a call Friday mid morning on my cell phone from Jeanette asking if I wanted to watch a falconer hunting for rabbits. I came in a hurry and she grabbed my camera for me so I could take some photos. The falconer was Curtis White who lives in Portland and was here at Adair training a young Harris’s Hawk to hunt for Cottontail Rabbits. The hawk was a beautiful bird, but still a little confused as to what was going on. Eventually he did get a rabbit and got his first taste of rabbit meat. It wasn’t until they had left and I looked up Harris’s Hawk that I discovered that they are not native to the area. I have no idea how he got the bird.

1 comment:

  1. How awesome, Jim. You should have regaled us all at the picnic today!