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Old Nov 16, 2010, 1:39 AM   #1
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 2:35 PM   #2
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Excellent shots; especially #3 & #4
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 4:10 PM   #3
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You get so many of these birds, are they at some sort of sanctuary...?

Good job with the pic's...!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 4:49 PM   #4
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Hi, Very nice birds and very good pictures of them. I see some of them are banded and have leather straps, I would guess these are used for hunting.(fauconnerie?) Is that a popular sport where you live? I never see these birds here in the wild. I bet they are awsome to use and require some intense training..Thanks for sharing them.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 9:08 AM   #5
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Hi and thanks !

Yes, this birds are trained for hunting.
I saw them in a show of fauconnerie. (fabulous ! , the birds fall on their prey at a speed of 250 km/h )
It can be a sport , but basically it's a lifestyle. Kazakh nomads, cooperate with these birds every day, to hunt rabbits, foxes and even wolves !
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The first two remind me of fashion models. One in a pants outfit and one in a fur cape. Good shots.
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