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Flying Blind

By TyChee    
Who is ths masked bird? I spotted this one at a powwow last spring. I think he is a trained Red Hawk. The owner covered his eyes with this mask so he could catch a few winks during his break.

Tags: General Hawk Bird Close-up and macro Powwow Pets and captive animals

Voters: thorn, DolphinLady, tonymarq and 1 more

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thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
1 Oct 2006 5:28PM
Hi Ty,this is different,not sure about the mask ties round the neck,and the way they are sticking out the back,i think i have seen a mask on a bird before but this looks huge,must be a good macro.Take care.Ann
tonymarq 17 1 United States
1 Oct 2006 8:56PM
Ty very interestind capture with the falcon being blinded to keep his attention and a perfect title!

stay well
DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
1 Oct 2006 9:23PM
A wonderful capture Ty.
I hate it when I see them do this to the birds, but, it has been done for centuries now, to keep them calm & it doesn't hurt them at all, so it must be OK.

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