i am thankful that i have so much to be thankful for. just in the past six months alone since graduating college, so much has happened that i am extremely grateful for. • • i am thankful for my newfound family in the @hawkdotcom boys. i am thankful for the opportunity to have traveled and explore almost every state in the continental united states. i am thankful to have met so many incredible people in the industry i’m starting my career in. i am thankful to have had the opportunity to work for 3 national bands in the past 3 months. i am thankful for the few people who have supported me in my dreams and have helped me along the way (you know who you are). i am thankful for my family always being at my side. i am thankful for my beautiful best friends, @shevyymariee and @ashleycraddoc who always have my back. i am thankful for the ones who have broken my heart and the lessons i’ve learned them and the memories that remain. and most importantly, i am thankful that this is just the beginning. • • happy thanksgiving everyone! • • #leftoversareforquitters#thanksgiving#turkeyday#thankyou#hawk#hawkdotcom#merch#merchgirl#concert#iceninekills#ice9kills#thanks#tour#tourlife
Magic moment when this Red-shouldered Hawk I was watching decided to fly down right next to me in pursuit of prey. It never caught anything, but we did share a moment. It stayed on the ground for a few minutes before returning to its higher perch.
So bad day today.... pushed Aria out of her comfort zone and flew her with some light snow. She decided otherwise and I spent the next three hours trying to get her down from a tree. The temperature wasn’t that cold when we started but she decided she hates snow completely🤦🏼♀️. Thanks to @buteoav8r for coming out and giving me some helpful tips. Appreciate all the love from my falconry community. - - - Hunting in different countries might not seem like a big deal, but it really is. Weather, land, game...they all change! I have to say Canada is the most challenging yet due to the cold a** winter here! I may have 10 years of falconry under my belt....but I feel like an apprentice all over again. Sometimes I feel so disappointed in myself; however, I have tons of friends who like to help me stay motivated. Peru and California were too easy. Nice weather all year and hunting whenever I wanted. Now it’s all about calculating your bird and the weather and trying to find game who wants to come out in the cold!! - - - - - Lastly: Im very open about my fails and wins in falconry. If you fail it is okay. Most falconers like to hide their failures but it makes newbies coming into falconry start with an unrealistic view. Failures happen ALL the time. Birds are birds. They will completely drive you nuts sometimes. Some birds more than others. - - - - #falconry#falconer#hawking#harris#hawk#harrishawk#birds#birdsofprey#birdsofinstagram#bird#birdshots#hawksofinstagram#hawksnation#hawkers#mistakeshappen#liveyourbestlife#liveandlearn#neverapro