Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons21 hours ago
Taking it easy as #summer continues, enjoying the not-so-hot sunny days. We have had a lot of wind this week but its better than the torrential rain of last week for sure! Here we are after our fly yesterday, #harley had to work hard because of the strong wind and earnt a good rest afterwards.
Ps. Thanks to @thecoconutmonster for my awesome cap
#workhard #rest #chill #harrishawk #birdofprey #cool #poser #hydrate #water #falconry #falconer #birdsofinstagram #birds #feathers #feather_perfection
Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons3 days ago
Back int old days we had some wonderful words for the items in falconry, and the things which happen. Because falconry was so engrained in our society back then, these words became commonplace. I have some favourites that I will share with you every now and then.

Today's word: Boozing

You see, when a bird drinks it tends to drink to excess, not knowing when it will next encounter clean water, and it is known as "bowsing" (and a drinking bird sometimes known as a "bowser") . Over time these words became synonymous with someone who drinks to excess and eventually as the word changed with our evolving language, and heavy drinkers became known as "boozers"

Here is Harley demonstrating bowsing 😜
Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons5 days ago
I didn't manage to get any decent #photos during our fly earlier, if it wasn't the light being wrong, it was Harley out of focus or the wind changing direction so he had to move out the way of the set up shot 😅. Sometimes being your own #photographer isn't easy.
I took these two once we were back and settled. #harley was watching something directly overhead but totally invisible to me, and I just #love his #talons and his scaly #dinosaur #feet ❤️

#harrishawk #birdofprey #raptorsofinstagram #poser #birdsofinstagram #falconry #whatyoulookingat #bluesky #huawei #feathers #feather_perfection #vibrant
Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons5 days ago
Harleys eyes are much better than mine, so I let him double check everything before it goes on sale in our shop!
Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons5 days ago
Added some more designs to the prints available on our shop, why not pop over for a look? 😉
Beaks and Talons
Beaks and Talons6 days ago
Another #crafty #photo today, we are whiling away a #rainyday by making some #leather #falconry equipment. I am attending a local fete at the end of the month so I want some sets for people to #look at on our #activity table 😊. The top photo shows the unmade anklet blanks, and the made jesse (the leather straps which held you hold the bird). The bottom left shows a bewit (the strap for attaching the bell) and bell (made by @highpeakfalcons). Bottom right shows the finished set, ready to condition with some oil (I use neatsfoot oil).
#falconry #falconer #handmade #leatherwork #punch #hobby