History lesson: People first started hunting with falcons and other birds of prey more than 7000 years ago. Maybe you thought it was a medieval or renaissance thing. No indeed. It started, we think, in Asia.
7000 years ago.
There were surely medieval falconers.
And many times they went on horseback.
West Coast Falconry is where my daughter and I went for our experience and it was wonderful. We learned so much and worked with nice people and a lovely Harris Hawk named Tikka.
We stood near and the speakers asked questions and told us the history of falconry. Tikka was there as well.
This Tikka up close.
We were too busy having our falcon experience so we didn't get any photos of the birds landing on our glove or taking off. But after we got to do that, Elizabeth got to toss a bit of meat up in the air for Tikka to catch.
A portrait with Tikka
What a smile!
Come back another day.