Saturday, December 05, 2009

Making It Look Easy

One slip, one bird again for Hayduke's second starling!

It was a great little flight at a group of 5 or 6 starlings feeding on the edge of an island in a Walmart parking lot. They flushed just ahead of us but Hayduke left the fist with a mission and powered into this one about 6 feet off the ground! His first catch out of the air.

He's turning out to be a great little bird. From starting with grasshoppers to catching starlings out of the air, I have to say I'm pretty darn pleased.


Dan said...

That's odd that you all have to band your passage birds....does it take a while to get them from the state, or are they pretty quick on the turn around?

Isaac said...

We actually have to have a Fish cop come and band them. We report the capture within 24 hours via email and they're SUPPOSED to come within a week...Rarely happens but if you've reported it then you're good to go.

I don't know why they make us band them but I suppose if the bird escapes then there's a higher possibility you'll get it back? Who knows. Colorado is pretty whacky in regards to falconry laws.

Doug said...


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