Birds of Prey

There was a man and lady at the RenFest this year that were demonstrating hawking and falconry with their trained birdies and it was pretty much the coolest thing ever.

I’ve always been fascinated by falconry thanks for reading many English Renaissance era books in my youth about Bloody Mary, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, etc. It was really neat to see it happen in person. Falcons fly very low to the ground when they swoop in to catch their prey. And they’re absolutely gorgeous.

This particular bird of prey is a hawk, however. They fly higher.

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