THE FLYING OF FALCONS
By Ed Pitcher and Ricardo Velarde
“The Flying of Falcons” book is an attempt to shared Ed Pitcher’s philosophy as to how falcons go through a developmental sequence that needs to be understood for a better management of the birds, It is not a recipe for training birds for falconry. Half the chapters are an attempt to describe some of the natural talents these birds have, the other half are stories that help exemplify the development of these birds. It is not about training birds but a book about “Relationships”. RV
A finite speck plunges earthward from atmospheric heights, following a path dictated by millions of years. Gathering momentum, the falcon rips the sky with an audible hiss. Evolution guides the split second reflexes of both predator and prey.
An aerial collison renders swift death and yet sustains life. Falconry’s legitimacy is not to be argued or regulated. It is to be recognized and respected as a force uniting us all.
Falconry transcends definition. Borne out of the minds and souls of Man, falconry captures those of us who recognize its link with the World’s life force. Falconry has deep, powerful meanings, varying with each individual, eluding those who are numb to the dynamics of our planet.
The possession of hawks and the killing of game are not the motivators. Falconers attach themselves to the essence of living and dying in an attempt to stay in touch with our own mortality and resurrection as a species. We are all entangled in this web of life. It is inescapable. Falconry is a link to our past and a guide to our future, and for some, it helps illuminate the mystery of purpose on earth.
Ed Pitcher, 1991.
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Hardbound book with color dust cover, 396 pages 10 x 7 x 1.5 book size. Weight 4lbs.