redtailed-hawk

JFC I love my son.  I’ve been out pulling weeds and the time slipped by (plus it’s 85 F  (~30C)) He came out to give me cold water, cold Tea and to tell me to come in to take a break (he’s been washing his clothes and stuff, which I didn’t know)

LOVE. MY. SON.

(yes that is a tiny, tiny, tiny portion of my property)

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Baby Hawk

This is Maxine (Max) she’s a 3lb Redtail Hawk and is a sweetheart despite her size, she literally dwarfs Lady and her claws are so frickin’ cool, I get all weird and Jurassic park brained when I see raptor claws and she’s no exception! You can see she’s sporting a nice little raptor Mohawk because she’s still got a little moulting to do.

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What you can’t see is the redtail hawk way high up making that wild sound they make, and what you can’t feel is the soft breeze.

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Tyr’s first free flight today! He did absolutely perfectly! Came to the glove whenever I called (sometimes when I didn’t) and followed like a champ. I couldn’t be more happy. <3

Here are a couple of links to youtube videos of him free flying. Warning: The first one contains mild swear words. I couldn’t censor myself in my panic/euphoria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSor_nme1hk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZFSB7CdjLo