Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek in Snow (HD) from Dawson Dunning on Vimeo.
This is a great video showing Sharp-tailed Grouse booming. I often show videos of Lesser Prairie Chickens booming in our programs and ask the students, "where do you think this bird is found?" Nine times out of ten they respond "Africa" and then are shocked to find out that these birds can be found in Oklahoma. "Not all animals with interesting displays and behaviors are found on other continents," I have to tell them. I guess it is a matter of realizing what you've got while you've still got it.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Chaney and Merlin, Myself, Raul, and a few Arkansas Falconers
First Double with the Gyr and Hybrid
Kestrel and stripe headed Starling.
First of many Sextuple+ days
Hybrid and his first Canvasback
Passage Prairie trapped while looking for passage Peregrines.
Eyas Cooper's Hawk
Imprint Coop, unfortunately he died unexpectantly a few days later
Hybrid with one of his first few ducks
Katie with passage Prairie from above just before releasing it.
Hybrid with first Drake Mallard
Kestrel action shot
Good day in Norman
Gyr's first duck
Falcons weathering the last day of the season
Hybrid's second duck, a hen Mallard
Harlan's Hawk that was trapped and released
Daniel and Jonathan with they newly trapped Red-Tails. Both went on to be great game hawks.
Very light Red-tail that was trapped and released
Successful day of getting new and second year apprentices their birds.
Mi Amigo Raul in the Gloss Mountains on the way to the NAFA meet.
Getting ready to fly my Hybrid at NAFA
Mitch Wishon and his Goshawk
Francine Forrester and her Harris' Hawk
Woodward restaurant and wind blown falconers.
Raul enjoying the wildlife
Jason Childress and his Hybrid
Jason, Raul, and several international falconers after a successful flight
NAFA Meet weathering yard