Wednesday, January 30, 2008

IMPRESSIVE! 凄い過ぎる!



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!





このオオタカは凄い過ぎる!5時間の狩りでキジ四羽,リス一匹,鴨一羽,獲物全部で六つを捕りました。しかも去年病気で方目が見えなくなった!それにしてもこう何捕れるなんって信じられない!残念ながらこのオオタカは実際に見た事がない。アメリカの北東にいるけど話は良く聞きます。今年は5年目で獲物1000匹を超えました。いつかこういう鷹匠になりたいな。。。

4 comments:

Matt Mullenix said...

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

Matt

Anonymous said...

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

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...

Isaac,
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.
Yoji