I wouldn't go as far as saying they're bonded to you, but they can be content. Chalkie is pretty bonded to me and I don't think he'd cope without me, but that's because I got him as a chick and I've had him for his whole 8 years. Only 2-3 other people have flown him
Jenny, sakers are lovely birds. I've worked with a few and temporarily owned one. Socrates was the one I would fly regularly at the centre. He was a pain! He didn't stoop to the lure, he'd just fly off. He'd go up and up and up until he was nothing but a spec and you'd put the lure on the ground and he'd come down. That was it. No chasing or anything. But every time I handled him I ended up with a nasty bite of I got footed. Best was he gained height and stooped at my hand when I tried to get the lure out and as I moved it out the way he went full pelt into my stomach. Needless to say I felt a bit shook up
sakers are probably the best out there for taking ground game. A Harris' can take a rabbit, easy peasy, on it's own. Well, our rabbits anyway. I don't know if you guys have bigger ones! A saker is the only falcon I can think of that enjoys taking ground game so you could try him/her on rabbits too
my favourite of the falcons to fly are the lanners or lanner x peregrines. Lanners are very fancy in flight, they love to try and catch you out with impressive flips and twists. They go right into the sun so you can't see them, stoop, go back up and will literally do a back flip to come back down. Amazing birds. Cross them with a peregrine and you get speed behind them too!