I know that you have probably heard the podcast and you know that I have been recently obsessed with the art of falconry. I wanted to provide you with some more insight into why I really appreciate the sport, and why I think it is something that should be appreciated by more people. If you haven’t listened to the podcast, go back and listen, so I can feel rewarded for my behavior.
I linked this place in the podcast post, but I need to link it again. When I got the wild hair to look up falconry resources, this was the first site that I found, and was also the one that has influenced my thinking the most. I really appreciate the frankness of the information, and I think that the author provides a great example to those who would be interested in the sport. Also, the videos are pretty incredible to see. The Modern Apprentice.
If you’re like me, and you want to learn more about the training and hunting aspects of the Falcons and Hawks used, you can check out the International Falconry Forum which, much like regular forums, has some misspellings, but is pretty damn informative for all that. You can also see some of the beautiful birds that people are hunting with on this site.
Of course, this is the internet, and I haven’t mentioned one of the best resources for the Falconry Appreciator, Wikipedia, which has great information on the birds and the practices. Cruise around here to look at some of their info. Also, check out the pictures of the birds.
Kristin mentioned the fashion of Falconry, with the Hoods and the Jesses. These are incredibly intricate and the Modern Apprentice has a good section on them. However, there are many sites about the making and maintaining of hoods. This store claims to have them in stock and make them, and has a great deal of falconry products.
Hope this explains myself. Also, check out Kristin’s post of the evocative faces of falcons.