Last Saturday the hubster aka hubby and I went to San Juan Capistrano to do a falconry class that I booked back in February.
I originally bought it off groupon thinking that we would do it on Valentine’s but apparently they book in advance and so I had to schedule us for a later time. It was $100 for 2 on groupon. Good deal, it’s normally $100 per person.
It was suppose to be an hour long class but it went over by 30-40 minutes.
It consisted of:
Orientation; learning about the Falcons, Hawks, what they do etc.
Then we got to see the instructor fly/feed a little baby falcon. It was quite adorable. I think she was only 6 months, but boy, she was fast!
The best part was having the hawk fly to you. There were about 15 other people there and everyone got in a big circle where the hawk flew from person to person until everyone got a turn and a chance to take a photo.
The hawk flew from each persons arm to feed. I believe it was quail that we were feeding him.
And lastly, a photo with a falcon. This was optional, the instructor placed the falcon on your arm for a photo op. There was also a group picture with everyone who participated and the instructor.