Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I've never seen this goshawk fly and I've never met the falconer that flies her but I get to read her adventures on a couple of email lists I'm a member of and all I can say is WOW!! In this particular instance all that game was taken by that hawk in about 5 hours. What makes it even more amazing is that last year she had West Nile and lost vision in one eye. I don't know about anyone else but I'd take this one-eyed gos over a whole lot of two eyed birds! Earlier this year this bird took its 1000th head of game for her falconer in her 5th season with him. This is the level of falconry I hope to achieve one day! Thanks for the inspiration!



Matt Mullenix said...

isaac that picture doesn't come though. Can you email it?


Anonymous said...

Hi Isaac,
Please let me know the name of the falconer.

Isaac Nichols アイザック ニコルス said...

If anyone else can't see the picture please let me know!

Yoji, the falconer is Steve Kaufer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your reply.
I found some posts about him in IFF. He uses operant conditioning and new generation techniques for fitness training.
It's very nice.