Wednesday, January 18, 2012

picture is unrelated, but incredible

- Falcons are girls and tercels are boys, or used to be, because only five people actually pay attention to that stuff anymore
- The expressions "fed up," "wrapped around his little finger," and "under his thumb" are all derived from falconry
- Apparently, falcons do not grow to love you, and only return to your glove because you provide them a small advantage in obtaining prey
- If you are a crappy falconer, which you probably would be for a long time, they will not return to your glove at all

...and more gems about falcon ownership here.

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