The other day we went falconing! I’m not even sure it’s a real word but let’s just say it is in this blog. 🙂 When I first heard the suggestion I thought, “Huh? How does one do that?” Records of Falconry (taking prey with a trained raptor) have been found from as early as 2000 BC! It is generally accepted that the origins of falconry began in China and Mongolia and then came to Europe later on.
The place we handled the falcon is called West Coast Falconry in Marysville, California which is about two hours northeast of San Francisco. A perfect little day trip. The women who run this place are amazing and have a complete love for what they do. Here’s a link in case you’re interested in more… http://westcoast-falconry.com/
The bird we handled this day was named Diego. Once when Diego was flying to someone else in the group, I felt the brush of his wing as he flew by me. That was somehow much more thrilling than when he actually landed on my glove.
I didn’t want to post pics of people here who didn’t consent, although I did include one of my hubby! Hi honey! Hope you don’t mind! lol Also included is a picture of an old trailer. I’m not quite sure what year it is but I saw it on the property and couldn’t resist a photo.