September 19, 2014

Hoodie

I came across this hooded falcon in Budapest.  I've never seen one this close up before.  Evidently, a hood is used in the manning process (acclimatizing to humans and the human world) and to keep the raptor in a calm state.  Often it also sports strips of strong leather called jesses on both legs.  Quite stylish, don't you agree?


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7 comments:

Sarah Huizenga said...

I don' think I have ever seen one hooded before either.

Michelle B said...

I have never seen a hooded falcon that close either. Love the little tuft on top of his hood.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Majestic they are so wonderful to look at .

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of nature's majestic bird ~ Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jeanie said...

Fascinating. I would feel so trapped!

Rambling said...

Very interesting shot.

Saun said...

Awesome shot!!