Game Birds and Wild Fowl, Their Friends and Their Foes by Arthur Edward KnoxGame Birds and Wild Fowl, Their Friends and Their Foes by Arthur Edward Knox

Game Birds and Wild Fowl, Their Friends and Their Foes

byArthur Edward Knox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. " Therefore I think my eagle is so justly styled Jove's servant in ordinary: and that very falcon that I am now going to see deserves no meaner a title."--Izaak Walton. Falconry--Youthful Attempts in the 'Noble Art'--Heron Hawking--The Look-out--The Chace--An Irish Bog--Fabulous Errors--Magpie Hawking--Colonel Bonham's Hawking Experiences--Scardroy--Peregrine Falcons--Grouse Hawking--Russian Setters--The Goshawk compared with the Peregrine--Their respective Merits--How does the Falcon strike her Quarry?--Woodcock Hawking--Convincing Fact--Anecdote--The Falcon's last Flight--'Falcon' and 'Tiercel'--Wild Duck, Blackcock, and Ptarmigan Hawking--' Playing' the Hawks--The Falcon at Sea--Recognition and Recovery. My experience with trained falcons has been comparatively slight, although when quite a lad I succeeded in reclaiming the peregrine and the merlin. The field of my operations was in a remote part of the West of Ireland, where a great extent of preserved mountain and moorland afforded abundance of quarry, and plenty of elbow-room for the experiment; but the result never equalled my hopes. Just, perhaps, as one FALCONRY--YOUTHFUL ATTEMPTS. 153 of my most promising hawks would have nearly completed its course of instruction, an absence of some months would break the tender tie, and on my return I had generally the mortification of finding either that she had perished from neglect or improper food, or that her feathers were in such a state as to render her useless in the field until another moult had taken place. Yet in justice to these juvenile attempts I must add that my proceedings were conducted on the most orthodox system. There was no lack of blackletter authority. Sundry rare and valuable treatises on ' the noble art of falconrie' had fa...
Title:Game Birds and Wild Fowl, Their Friends and Their FoesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217836720

ISBN - 13:9780217836722