It’s International Hawk Migration Week! Have you spotted any passing raptors lately? #bird #eagle #migration

Flying a five thousand kilometer migration on instinct alone. #swallowtailedkite

Ike, you’ve, ah, got a little something there, by your eye. Lemme get that for you.. 👌😬 #bird #eagle #wildlife

This weekend I’ll be at the Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association’s annual symposium, learning more about how to take care of these wonderful raptors. I can’t wait! #fwra2014 #bird #kestrel #falcon

Speaking of molting, Pepito is almost done with hers! Just a few juvenile feathers left to go, and she’ll be a full fledged adult Mississippi kite. #bird #wildlife #animal

Up up and away! #bird #hawk #harrishawk #nature #florida

Hunter is almost done with his molt. #bird #owl #screechowl

Peekaboo, who sees you? 🐤 (Bonus fun fact: Not all Owls hoot! For Barn Owls, like Whisper here, it’s usually more of a screech.) 🐣

Peregrine falcons are by far the fastest animals on the planet. Aerodynamic and powerful, in a dive, they can go from 0-200mph in just 16 seconds. 🐦✨

The always photogenic American Kestrel. I’ve been watching them in the fields all summer, they’re a joy to see. #bird #falcon #kestrel

It’s back to school time! Callie says “Read lots of bird books this year!” #bird #kestrel #falcon

Happy International Vulture Awareness Day! Let’s all take a minute to appreciate these amazing birds of prey - Natures clean up crew! 👍 #bird #vulture #ivad2014 (at www.arc4raptors.org)

I’m beginning to think this little guy is never going to lose his baby fluff. American Kestrels are full grown and fully feathered in about a month, so he should have lost his downy fuzz long ago. And although the males are naturally smaller than females, at only 73g (about 15 US nickels), he’s still one of the smallest kestrels we’ve had. #bird #kestrel #falcon #rehab #wildlife

I met a very elegant swan at the park today. I know, I know, #notaraptor. 🐤😜 #bird #swan #wildlife #igbird (at Lake Eola Park)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What is gamehawking?
avianrecon avianrecon Said:

It’s hunting game birds (ducks, pheasant, grouse, etc) with falconry birds. The term Hawk may seem a little misleading, since it’s mostly falcons that are used for game hawking, but it makes more sense when you know that the Peregrine falcon is also known as the Duck Hawk (and for good reason).