I released Hayduke this morning. It was a bitter-sweet event as I'm sure you all can imagine. As much as I would've liked to keep him around I just haven't had the time to fly him lately and looking at a spring and summer filled with conferences and vacations it didn't look like I'd have enough time to do him justice. I've been feeding him up for the past week and filled him with the back third of a quail this morning before sending him on his way. He was a fun bird.
Thanks for the memories Hayduke!