Red Tailed Hawk - Click To Enlarge

Red Tailed Hawk

This hawk is wearing the Jess (leg wrap) used to secure a bird during falconry. Also a transmitter halter is used to track the bird if they should fly too far.

Red Tailed Hawk - Click To Enlarge
Red Tailed Hawk – Click To Enlarge
Red Tailed Hawk - Click To Enlarge
Red Tailed Hawk – Click To Enlarge

A transmitter will allow a handler to track a bird if they should need to fly away for safety reasons. Birds are often attacked by other raptors while flying loose.

Photographed at The Avian Conservation Center, South Carolina.

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