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Falconry

Leah Wirthlin
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Jaci Howard

on 23 March 2015

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Transcript of Falconry

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Fun Facts
Types of Falcons
There are so many different kinds of falcons, and in the middle ages, there were certain falcons for certain people.
Falcons
King: Gyr Falcon (male and female)
Prince: Peregrine Falcon
Duke: Rock Falcon
Earl: Tiercel Peregrine
Baron: Bastarde Hawk
Knight: Saker
Squire: Lanner
Lady: Female Merlin
Yeoman: Goshawk or Hobby
Priest: Female Sparrowhawk
Holy water Clerk: Male Sparrowhawk
Knaves, Servants, Children: Kestrel

To conclude, the life
of a falconer was
very interesting and
fascinating in the
Middle Ages. I hope
you have enjoyed
this presentation
and have gained
knowledge about
the extraordinary
world of falconry.
An Ancient Art
The art of falconry has been around for a very long time. Falcons and humans were very close. Falcons were used for hunting wild quarry.
Not only were falcons a sign of strength, superiority, and power, but they also meant something on the dinner table.
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Wear a

Leather Hood
?

Falconers put a
leather hood on
the falcon's head
before they were
released. Since a
falcon's eyesight is
10 times better
than ours, it could spot something it wants to fly after or catch before it is released. The falconer needs the falcon ready for whatever it needs to do, but if the falcon is distracted with something else, it can't do that.
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