Rank in falconry: Pre-apprentice
I am a traditional artist, photographer, and a falconer. I draw gryphons, birds of prey, and other birds. I am planning on being either an avian veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator. Either way I am happy! This year I am planning on trapping my first wild hawk for falconry! I have a sponsor, and am going to take the test soon and build the mews this summer.
I work in:
*All kinds of ink
I do not like to paint because I just don't have the patience or a steady enough hand! XD
I have four zebra finches: Copper, Noel, Kona, and Silver. Copper and Noel are mates, and Kona and Silver are their son and daughter. I got Copper as a surprise for taking so much care for baby birds and taking up so much responsibility with the wild baby birds. I got Noel about four or five days from Christmas.
My newest bird, the fifth bird, is a male green cheek conure I named Tucker. He's very friendly but has a small biting problem, but that will hopefully be trained out of him soon. Tucker's favorite treats so far are grapes!
I have raised two baby mockingbirds: Ohanko, a little male, and Autumn, a little female. I successfully raised and released Ohanko back into the wild. I had to give Autumn up to a wildlife rehabilitator because she had a birth defect; both of her legs gave out and broke.
Soon this year I will have a Harris hawk for falconry!
My best friend for eternity: ~MiaMaid444
My best falconry/bird nerd friends: ~NIGHTFURY18
Awesome people: ~Fell-BlackHeart
My idols: *windfalcon
Falconry is the pursuit of live quarry with a bird of prey. This fall or winter I am planning on trapping my first hawk for falconry: a Harris hawk. I have a sponsor as well.
Why a Harris? Because they match my personality more, I can imagine myself with one more than a red-tail, and I have better quarry for a Harris than a red-tail.
My favorite birds of prey are: the Harris hawk, Aplomado falcon, and red-tail hawk. I have a few good friends that are falconers now and I love talking to them! My greatest falconer-friend has a male Harris hawk named Dart, and she has inspired me big time. I can't wait to do some more stuff with my sponsor though! He has three falcons: a female peregrine falcon, and two male peregrine/gyrfalcon hybrids.
If you have any questions about birds, birds of prey, or falconry, feel free to ask!