Falconry

Hunting with falcons or other trained birds

Hawks and hounds at Traquair medieval fayre

Traquair House, supposedly the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, was the site of the recent Traquair Medieval Fayre, complete with hawks, hounds and players. The BBC offers a short slideshow of the event.

Hunting with the eagles of Mongolia

In a wonderful article by William Kremer, of BBC World Service, photographer Asher Svidensky looks at some of the young people of Mongolia as they hunt using golden eagles, including 13-year-old Ashol-Pan, considered to be the country's only apprentice huntress. (photos)

Charles Brandon's falconry vervel shows royal connection

Charles Brandon, the first duke of Suffolk, was a great chum of Henry VIII. In fact, he married Henry's sister Mary. Evidence of this royal connection was discovered recently in the form of a silver vervel found in a Norfolk, England field.

Camira, star of Swords and Sabres Pirate Renaissance Fair

"Regal is a good word for her," said Kim Dudek about falcon Camira, the mascot of the Swords and Sabres Pirate Renaissance Fair in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Alexandra Paul of the Winnipeg Free Press has the story. (photo)

Animal Day at Pennsic 42

Katla Ulfhedinn, Medieval Animal Day Coordinator, Pennsic 42, reports that the Pennsic Artisans Row will feature an Animal Day.

Fly like a falcon

Falconers in Abu Dhabi have created a mini helmet cam designed to allow viewers to experience the flight and hunt of a falcon. A short video reveals what it's like to "fly like a falcon."

Gulf Wars: It's about fun

The chivalry and pageantry of Gulf Wars was recorded recently when Tim Doherty of the Hattiesburg American visited the War. His report, along with a slideshow of 32 remarkable photographs, is available online.

Gulf Wars photos from Monday and Tuesday online for browsing

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 300 pictures from the first two days at Gulf Wars, with many more coming over the next couple of weeks.

St. Hubert’s Rangers featured in Field and Stream

On its website, Field and Stream features St. Hubert’s Rangers, a small group which re-enacts "medieval hunting as closely as is possible in the 21st century, adopting the personae of nobles, huntsmen and foresters of the middle ages."

More Gulf Wars 2011 photos online

Danielle, of Tor an Riogh in Gleann Abhann, reports that she has posted photos from Gulf Wars 2011. The photos are available on SmugMug.

Hunting and falconry law changes proposed in Virginia

Britton reports that Delegate Harvey Morgan of the Virginia legislature has proposed a change to laws affecting the practice of falconry and hunting with dogs.

La Regale de la Chasse photos online

Séaghdha mac Roibeaird reports that he has created an album of photos from the Grimfells La Regale de la Chasse - A Celebration of the Hunt event, which took place October 16, 2010 in the Kingdom of Calontir.

From a falcon's eye view

Ever wish you could fly like a falcon? Now you can, with a little help from technology and the internet. Experts for the BBC have attached tiny cameras to the backs of a Peregrine Falcon and the Goshawk. The resultant video is amazing. (video)

Gulf Wars XIX photos online

A large number of photo albums from Gulf Wars XIX, offered by multiple photographers, are now available to view online.

15th century vervel may have royal connection

A 15th century vervel, used to connect leather jesses attached to a hawk's legs to the bird's block, with a possible royal connection, has been found in Eaton Bray, England. (photo)

Ancient art of falconry aids California vineyards

California vintners, desperate to save their grape harvests fro the ravages of starlings, have turned to other birds for help: falcons. Gloria Hillard has an audio report from NPR's Weekend Edition.(photo)

Hawking bell found by teasure hunter in Derbyshire, England

"I have found quite a lot of treasure items over the years and have a few reference books so as soon as I scraped off the mud I knew it was a hawking bell," said metal detectorist Adam Staples last year when he discovered the 500-year-old bell in a Melbourne, England field. "It's a lovely object."

Falcons fly in Okeborne Keep

V. Danielle has posted an album of photos from the recent event in Okeborne Keep (Meridies). The album includes some incredible falconry shots.

Pictures of Falconry at Gulf Wars 17

Donwenna La Mareschale, a member of the Hunt Guild, shares her pictures from the flying demo, feeding time, and falcon handling at Gulf Wars.

Whaplode Medieval Fair wins grant

WHEAT, the Whaplode (England) Heritage and Educational Action Team, is delighted to have received a grant for UK£10,000 from the Awards for All Lottery organization. The grant will help fund a fair marking the anniversary of Edward I's Royal Charter granting the village a fair.

War of the Wings II photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent War of the Wings II in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Horses, Hounds and Hawks II

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Did you ever wonder what goes in to the upkeep and training of a horse? Do want to learn how-tos of hound coursing? Maybe falconry fascinates you and you've always wanted to see one hunt on the wing. These and other topics along with hands-on-demonstrations will be yours when you come to the second Horse, Hounds and Hawks Collegium, to be held in the Shire of Coppertree on October 12-14.

You do not have to be an avid animal person to attend, there should be plenty for those who simply want to become educated on-lookers or who would like to learn some of the associated arts without actually having to own an animal of ones own. Classes will be posted to http://frontpage.velocity.net/duane/hhah.htm as presenters register. If you'd like to present, please contact Syr Alexander or Mistress Rannveigr to duane@velocity.net. Location:
Shire of Coppertree (Brookfield, New York)

Falcon cam in San Jose

Comte Fernando of the Kingdom of Calontir reports on some out-of-kingdom falcon action in the city of San Jose, California where a falcon cam is focussed on the nest of Jose Fernando and Clara.

Popinjays Play Inaugurates Aviculture in the SCA

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 the Canton of Brokenbridge made history with the first Medieval Aviculture-themed event for the East Kingdom, if not the entire SCA: Popinjays Play in Brooklyn.

"Breathtaking" falconry demonstration at Battle Abbey

Reporters for the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer promise "breathtaking demonstrations of early Medieval falconry" on May 28, 2007 at England's Battle Abbey.

Day at the Races III

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Two years ago we brought you the Thrill of the Palio with hobby-horse racing at Day at the Races I! The following year, we Sailed the Seven Seas and held boat races at Day at the Races II! This year, we are bringing you Flights of Fancy, where we will be flying falcons at Day at the Races III! Falcon gliders that is!

November 11, 2006
Barony of Ponte Alto

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King of Kings Lutheran Church Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Fairfax, Virginia)

International Jousting Association to Hold Event in Canada

On September 9-11, 2006, the Canadian chapter of the International Jousting Association will be holding its first event, the IJA-Canada 2006 National Championships. The event will be held in conjunction with the Severn Bridge Fall Fair in Washago, Ontario.

Lady Brianna MacBain Elevated to the Order of the Laurel for Falconry

Lady Brianna MacBain, Royal Falconer to King Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon of the East Kingdom, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for her skill and teaching of the arts of falconry at the East Kingdom's Southern Region War Camp on Saturday, July 22, AS 41.

Falcon Cam

A "Falcon Cam" has been installed on the roof of Midwest Generation's power plant in Waukegan, Illinois to allow visitors to view the nest of a Peregrine falcon named Fran as she and her mate raise their brood.

"Wildlife Baby Shower" to Rescue Birds of Prey

On Saturday April 29, 2006, Skye's Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Barkeyville, Pennsylvania will host a "Wildlife Baby Shower" to raise funds for the care and rehabilitation of "injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife."