Falcon, Black And White

Falcon, Black And White

This is one of the first shots I took at the Avian Conservancy a few days ago.

Falcon, Black And White
Falcon, Black And White

Three handlers introduced a few raptors to visitors. The Lanier Falcon above is wearing the traditional jesses (anklet ties) to allow the handler to keep the bird close.

A Lanier is a smaller falcon typically called a ‘Lady Bird’. In early falconry noble women owned Lanier’s or perhaps a Kestrel.

The falcon above was not comfortable with children, the primary makeup of the audience. After a little while she was returned to her area.

 

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