Posts tagged ‘falconry’

Where there’s smoke…

Posted April 28th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

While on a walk through a West Fargo park last week I happened upon a couple of trees with splatters of what falconers call “whitewash.” Basically it’s poop, but from a raptor. (I know a falconer who located a peregrine nest in Arizona by scanning cliffs for the telltale whitish stains left by defecating birds). [...]

Family photos

Posted January 14th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

I just had to share a recent photograph I received from a friend in Arizona. Keep in mind Bob C., is a master falconer and so has seen and handled a lot of raptors. Still, he is excited to help John S. and his wife train an October-captured juvenile peregrine falcon they’ve named Padre (I [...]

How’d you get so funky?

Posted February 17th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

As mentioned on a previous post, a good friend of mine suffered a terrible loss a number of weeks ago when his place burned to the ground outside of Tucson, Ariz. In addition to the living quarters, he also lost two trained falcons and a trained bird dog. Right now he is biding his time [...]

A bad few days

Posted January 26th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Late last week I was starting to feel sorry for myself. I was beset with a deep nasty cough, congestion, and a lack of sleep. It felt like I’d been run over by a truck. And I still have it. Then Thursday dawned with a phone call telling me one of my best friends was in [...]

Night of the Falconer

Posted August 13th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

A master falconer buddy of mine came rolling into town yesterday with two birds and a German shorthair in tow. He’s getting Lasik surgery today in Fargo but needs to travel with his clan–hard to find bird-sitters. The get-together provided a ripe opportunity to get up close and personal views of two regal birds–a male peregrine [...]

I see a jobs program here

Posted June 29th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

I’m a huge believer in letting market forces work their magic on national economies such as ours. Historically it’s proven itself time and again to be the most effective means for maintaining a vibrant system despite its natural ups and downs. Apart from regulation, government should be on the sidelines and not meddling in the [...]

Complete change of direction

Posted May 28th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

My friend the falconer is switching tacks. His thought this spring was to come back to Bemidji, Minn., and get himself a northern goshawk with which to hunt pheasants this fall. An offer from a contractor has him abandoning that plan and going with one which will make him some money. It isn’t firmed up [...]