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It was a gorgeous day today, so to start out the fall season, I took the feather boys out to fly. Thorin was amazing, and Noyahka did ok as well, but mainly just wanted to sun and explore. Thorin definitely needs to build up those muscles again, and finish growing out the last of those feathers, then we will be ready to hunt! #falconry #birdofprey #harrishawk #redtailedhawk #parabuteo #buteo #hawk #dragon #training #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #fall #passion #photography #falconer #thorinthehawk #noyahkatheharris #motherofdragons

Thorin decided to do another big drop of feathers, and now we are just down to two more primaries on each wing, and then just a couple of more secondaries to complete the molt! But I can definitely say that he is turning into one handsome killer! The colors he's showing already are so cool! And I was surprised how light his head is getting! Can't wait to show off my dragon this season! #falconry #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #birdofprey #outwiththeold #battleready #feathers #falconer #thorinthehawk #molt #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #wildlife #killer #hunter #dragon #firefeathers #nofilter #photography

Decided to bring in the birb from a big storm that's rolling in so he can get some peace and quiet. Now...Thorin is in mid-molt...meaning he is fat and has been hardly interacted with. So the tolerance he is showing with my closeness here is amazing to me (⚠trust me, I was wary and cautious. I wouldnt recommend doing this unless you know your bird⚠). My last bird would NEVER had let this happen during her molt (nor during season, really 😧). So whether his fear of humans is non-existent, or its just his personality, it's hard to say. Maybe some expert advice could help me out. He's only my second bird, and he's been extraordinary. This is the first time I've held him in 2.5 months. He was a bit wary of the cats, but did not bate at all. He hopped on his perch and fluffed up for the night. I love my dragon... #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #bestbuds #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #falconer #thorinthehawk #molt #molting #summer #hanburyadventures #dragon #passion

UPDATE: Just pulled tail feather # 8 as i went to go feed him. He has little red tail feather nubs!!! So...my last feather post was 10 days ago, and at that time, Thorin had shed 3 primaries and 2 tail feathers. He is now at 7 tail feathers and 9 primaries...the most recent tail feather was just 10 mins ago with me literally plucking it out of his butt πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ don't worry, it was just hanging there ready to come out. He really wants these things gone. He's ready to go hunt again!
#falconry #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #birdofprey #outwiththeold #battleready #feathers #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #molting #summer #juvenile #falconer #thorinthehawk

Enjoying my day off with my dragon. I'm finding less and less time to be with him, and it sucks. But he's super understanding and acts like we were never apart for the last week or two. A lot of flights for some needed exercise, and lots of sitting on the fist with that wonderful foot up for some one on one time. Going to go hunt with him in the morning if the wind can stay calm. We are coming up to our windy season (not that it disappeared in the first place 😧) and so it will be harder to find calm days. #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #bestbuds #nature #adventure #animallife #girlswithhawks #photography #nofilter #passion #hanburylife #dayoff #relax #hanburyadventures #thorinthehawk #dragon

It's been a while since I've posted. We've been busy getting a lot of things together, such as my new job and the new scheduling, lots of going out of town, and trying to buy a new home! So haven't been paying much attention in trying to keep the social media life updated. Such is life...so here's a derp photo of Thorin to keep you all occupied πŸ˜† #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #hunter #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #derp #hanburylife #wildhanbury #wildlife #livingwild #thorinthehawk #photography #nofilter #lifeintheway #newadventures

A long time friend released a video today of me and Thorin in a winter wonderland! When I mean winter, I mean we got stuck in freezing fog, which really hindered Thorin's flying by freezing his feathers the longer we were out there. So there wasn't much hunting done, but he did great in giving us a couple of flights for some gorgeous footage! Awesome video that gives a good example of my family's teamwork, with some behind the scenes and equipment reviews! Go and visit @thecubkuker for some amazing camera work! Thank you so much, Cub, for bracing the wilds with us πŸ˜‚ Visit the video here: https://youtu.be/dQNsUL_Woqw, or search "Red-tailed Hawk Winter Hunting in 5k" #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #passion #nature #adventure #wildlife #livingwild #animallife #hanburylife #texas #thorinthehawk #hanburyadventures #famous #kukerfilms #thecubkuker

Thorin caught a jack this evening! It's been awhile since he's connected with one, so super proud of my dragon! It was a nice, smooth chase, and he was able to keep the jack down until I got over there πŸ‘ #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #hunter #falconer #texas #motherofdragons #photography #canon #thorinthehawk #thorin #nofilter

No hunt today; the wind here is crazy! But I noticed I didn't post about yesterday's hunt! So here is the dragon with his prize ❀ Had a little boy sneak up behind us just before Thorin got his rabbit, so he was all excited to have seen it. He even recognized Thorin from the story at Wildcat Bluff! My boy is famous πŸ˜‚ #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #hunter #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #thorinthehawk #hanburyadventures #famous

A good hunt this evening! Third flush, and chased hard. We went to one of our old fields this time, and it didn't disappoint πŸ˜‰ #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #hunter #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #flagnorfail #falconer #thorinthehawk #photography

Braved the winter winds and frosty fields to knab this very unlucky rabbit πŸ–’ He made a bad decision and decided to run into a cardboard box while Thorin was hot on his heels. It's how nature goes! Always proud of this kid, and my wonderful husband and hunting partner @a_wild_hanbury_has_appeared took some wonderful photos, so I'll be bombarding you all with a few πŸ˜‚ #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #hunter #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #flagnorfail #falconer #thorinthehawk #photography #nofilter

Went on a Christmas hunt and caught a present! Literally had this one by a back foot while escaping into a hole. Proud of this boy! He's had a bit of a dry spell with catching things lately, so I'm glad he was able to grab something to boost that confidence 😊 Everyone have an awesome holiday! #falconry #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #hunter #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #christmas #eve #holiday #rabbit #thorinthehawk #falconer

Thorin with a pheasant we introduced him to last weekend. After this, he chased every one we flush, but realized they're all a little too fast πŸ˜‚ He'd rather go for his easy rabbits. But he did enjoy the small meal ❀ Haven't really gotten out with him this week, but hitting the fields this afternoon πŸ‘ #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #pheasant #season #family #hunter #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #photography #70D #canon #dragon #thorinthehawk #falconer #hanburyadventures

β€œI do not hunt for the joy of killing but for the joy of living, and the inexpressible pleasure of mingling my life however briefly, with that of a wild creature that I respect, admire and value.” - John Madson #falconry #birdofprey #redtailedhawk #buteo #hawk #hunting #jackrabbit #cottontail #dragon #field #kingofthesky #family #passion #nature #adventure #animallife #hanburylife #texas #hanburyadventures #thorinthehawk #falconer #bestbuds #girlswithhawks

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