So i randomly decided to go to Idaho to meet a falconer I've been corresponding with for a few years. While there I was treated to some awesome merlin flights plus got to hang around at Merlin Systems and see some of the new things they are coming out with. I also went to the Peregrine Fund. Since I worked for them for a few years on Aplomados (and Jim's p-fund connections helped I expect) we went on a behind the scenes tour. The culmination was having a male Harpy on the fist. It was pretty dang heavy, made my tiercel feel like my kestrel. Pictures below
Life as a falconer, insect systematist, and double Masters Student (or a look into the mind of someone who is questionably sane).