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Feeding Dodgy on the fist

On my second day at work, I fed a LOT of birds of the fist before putting them back in the mews. Dodgy is by far the most beautiful falcon I have seen. He's a Gyr x Saker hybrid and I drool over his markings

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He is a beaut... your love of raptors really comes thru in your posts!!
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Oh gosh, is it annoying haha?

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Nope not annoying at all.... I love seeing the way your posts light up when you talk about the things you love... helps me see those birds in a different way... makes them MORE than JUST a hawk!
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Thank you! Such a kind comment

I'm really passionate about raptors, and that is the one reason, the only reason, I feel like I'm going to have to stay in the UK. I'm SO desperate to move to FL, but I fear that I can't continue my falconry over there and take Chalkie with me. I'd be heartbroken. I can go on and on and on about them too, and the only time I'm ever comfortable around the public is when I'm talking about raptors. I treat them like friends, rather than just an animal. In a way, they're a lot like parrots. They're just not cuddly, though Chalkie is a bit but their intelligence completely baffles me all the time. When I was picking up Socks to fly I put my bag behind my body. Dodgy was sat on the perch behind me and actually had his head in my bag and stole a chick I love their individual personalities, it's what makes them so human. Every one is different.

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Are you going to Florida to work with someone specific? I've known a couple of falconers in Florida and 2 in Virginia, but I know there are lots of them. Is it licensing that would prevent you from taking Chalkie? I do hope you can work these things out. I like to see everyone happy and doing what they love, but leaving behind creatures that have become part of your heart is so very sad.

Oh, how I envy you your training and ability to work with raptors. I love watching them, but other than holding a couple, I've only related to the wild ones in a polite distance, no-touchie way.

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Thank you, to me it's just like, normal every day stuff I forget how awesome it is hehe!

I really don't know. I don't know if they'd let me do my falconry my way, because I'm not gunna change the way I do it. I'm doing a LANTRA award in falconry next year, so I can boost my self up there. I'm also going to do a five day training course at the International Centre for Birds of Prey

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Wow! Look at those big beautiful eyes and such gorgeuss feathers
Your work seems so amazing!

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I really love his markings! He's like jet black it really is awesome!

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