Falconry furniture
11 Box cadge   (used to carry several hawks together)
2 Dutch hood  (to cover the hawks eyes)
10 Hawking bag 
Copyright Steven Jaremko1999
3 Bow perch   (used mainly for hawks as  opposed  to blocks for falcons)
Bells  (used on legs and tail 5a and occaisionally around the neck)
6 Leash and swivel  ( attach  to the jesses)
9 Telemetry receiver a Transmitter bYagi     directional ariel  (for tracking lost hawks)
4 Aylmeri anklet and jess (used on each leg)
7 Falcon tail feather (showing imping pin in use)
8 Ferret (in home made carry box)
Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticulas)
What is Falconry and Hawking?
  Falconry or Hawking is the practice of taking wild quarry in its natural habitat with trained Birds of Prey.  Its origin goes back to at least 1000 BC. with some evidence dating it farther back than 2000 BC.  It is believed to have originated in the Far East but may have developed in parallel.  Despite being such an ancient sport it is still widely practised in many countries today with Europe the Arab states and the U.S.A. being at the forefront.

  The training of a hawk is time consuming and requires a degree of dedication that most people living in today's chaotic world are just not able to provide. The development of a working relationship with what is essentially still a very wild creature is a feeling that cannot be adequately described (not by me anyway!)

  The training of each hawk follows a carefully planned routine which has changed very little for hundreds of years, modern technology has had some effect, very few people today would consider flying their treasured hawks without  the aid of telemetry. Radio tracking has now become as indispensable as the weighing scales (which are used to accurately measure the birds condition). Every day during the hunting season the hawk is weighed prior to flying and through knowledge gained from the hawks early training a reliable flying weight is achieved.
This will obviously vary between species, try flying a kestrel at an eagle's weight!  But more importantly flying weights will vary between individuals of the same species even of the same sex, and to complicate things even further the way the bird was reared will have an effect, also of course the weather.

  Entry into this unique practice should never be contemplated without a thorough preparation and preferably the guiding hand of a friendly falconer.  Today many excellent courses are now available and much can be gained from these. But these should always be regarded as a an introduction, you will never stop learning and just when you think you know it all,  your little feathered friend will be more than happy to surprise you.

  Many species of hawks have been  used for falconry in the past and the present. The choice of hawk is controlled by many factors but in an ideal world one would always choose the species most suited to the intended quarry. (A list of hawks and their target quarry species will be included later)
N.B. Laws and regulations regarding the keeping and hunting of birds of prey vary,  not only from country to country but also from state to state and it is vital for the healthy continuation of falconry that you familiarise yourself with these and abide by them at all times. A  much more in depth account will be included shortly with relevant references, but at the moment I just want to get this damn page out.
A List of Falconry Terms
* Terms rarely if ever used today
Aeri - the nest of an eagle
Arms - the lower part of a hawks leg
Austringer - someone who flies hawks (shortwings) as opposed to falcons   (longwings) (Fr. autousier)
To Bate -To fly off the fist or perch, either at quarry or through  being disturbed (Fr. battre)
Beam - The primary wing feathers
Bechins - Small food bits or mouthfuls (Fr. bechee)
Bewits - Leather strips for leg bells
To bind to - To catch and cling to the quarry
Block - A perch used for falcons
Bow perch - A perch used mainly for hawks
Box cadge - A heavy, padded open box used to carry several  hooded hawks during transport
Brail - The practice of tying a wing on an excitable bird, now only used for injured or disabled hawks
Bowiser / Brancher - A young hawk at the development stage of being able to jump from branch to branch
Bolt - To fly straight at quarry, used mainly for hawks
Bowse - To drink (Dutch - buisen)
Blood feathers - Feathers which are still in growth
Break in to - Begin to eat
Cadge - See box cadge
Cadger - Person who carried the cadge, cadger- someone who tries to get things for nothing probably originated from this.  The cadger or cadgeboy would often be given tips by the hawking party for his stories and help
Call-off - To call the hawk to the fist
Carry, to - To carry the hawk on the fist in order to tame it (see manning) or when the hawk flies off with its prey
Carriage - As in carrying to tame

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