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2012-06-02 09:14:19 AM  
Yikes!

And that guy's neck was exposed. He could have gotten seriously torn up.
 
2012-06-02 10:22:12 AM  
Wouldn't it make sense to come out with some kind of a dome tent or something like that over the researchers? Less chance of them getting hurt and less chance of the mother falcons being injured, too.
 
2012-06-02 10:25:31 AM  

twomutts: Wouldn't it make sense to come out with some kind of a dome tent or something like that over the researchers? Less chance of them getting hurt and less chance of the mother falcons being injured, too.


You'd think so, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun for the defenders and good luck either trying to bring it up that stairwell or assembling it once you're on the roof without getting torn to shreds provided the falcons don't slice through it within the first few seconds anyways. ...then you're trapped in this dome tent with the damn falcons.
 
2012-06-02 10:29:46 AM  

twomutts: Wouldn't it make sense to come out with some kind of a dome tent or something like that over the researchers? Less chance of them getting hurt and less chance of the mother falcons being injured, too.


I thought the same thing until I saw those stairs.
 
2012-06-02 10:47:26 AM  
So today I used my shield and helm and battled angry falcons on top of a stone tower. What did you do?
 
2012-06-02 11:03:25 AM  

twomutts: Wouldn't it make sense to come out with some kind of a dome tent or something like that over the researchers? Less chance of them getting hurt and less chance of the mother falcons being injured, too.


Fark no. Shields are awesome!
 
2012-06-02 11:04:16 AM  
These guys are farked if the Falcons ever cut a deal with Pterodactyls
 
2012-06-02 11:24:05 AM  
Pardon my lack of carnivorous bird of prey knowledge, but are those researchers banding the birds' babies or just fellow adult falcons? I'm leaning toward babies as those birds are HIGHLY pissed off.
 
2012-06-02 11:31:48 AM  
should have called this guy

media.comicvine.com
 
2012-06-02 11:36:32 AM  

Brick-House: should have called this guy

[media.comicvine.com image 400x599]


more apropos:

www.adherents.com

/I wonder if they've ever teamed up?
 
2012-06-02 11:45:55 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

"And that is why we (always) wear hardhats"
 
2012-06-02 12:33:02 PM  
Unrelenting swoops from the furious raptors was clearly....

*dons sunglasses*



.....an aerie feeling.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeah!
 
2012-06-02 12:38:42 PM  
That. Was. Awesome.
 
2012-06-02 12:41:03 PM  
I'm not sure what I was looking at, but why didn't they build that nesting box over a grate with a false floor and a couple of trapdoors?
 
2012-06-02 12:41:42 PM  
Wow, never knew it was like that. Used to do waterfowl banding with my dad. Peregrins aren't that big, got new respect for the guys who climb up the trees and do the same thing in the bald eagle nests. Should have gone along when I had the chance.
 
2012-06-02 12:52:13 PM  
Furious feathery death from above

img.photobucket.com

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-02 12:54:37 PM  
garyfurr.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-02 12:57:42 PM  
www.patricksaviation.com

img171.imageshack.us

img25.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-02 01:02:19 PM  
You have to love a job that requires a hand carried shield...
 
2012-06-02 01:03:45 PM  

darch: Pardon my lack of carnivorous bird of prey knowledge, but are those researchers banding the birds' babies or just fellow adult falcons? I'm leaning toward babies as those birds are HIGHLY pissed off.


According to the writeup it's their young they're banding, and sticking with needles.

I'm sure it's neat to have bands on things and gather blood samples, but you have to wonder if they really have the birds best interests in mind.
 
2012-06-02 01:07:58 PM  
Wow. And I get nervous when I get too close to the mockingbird nest next to our mailbox...
 
2012-06-02 01:12:54 PM  
I wonder what the mortality rate is for that profession? Sliced jugulars and all.
 
2012-06-02 01:14:25 PM  
Shields needed to be painted as green pig faces.
 
2012-06-02 01:25:39 PM  

studebaker hoch: Shields needed to be painted as green pig faces.


BWAHAHAH!
 
2012-06-02 01:28:57 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: So today I used my shield and helm and battled angry falcons on top of a stone tower. What did you do?


I used to be a falcon-annoyer like you, but then I took a talon to the knee.
 
2012-06-02 01:57:19 PM  
img.photobucket.com

Get away from her, you biatch!
 
2012-06-02 02:09:03 PM  

Poppa Zit: You have to love a job that requires a hand carried shield...


As opposed to a... what? An ear-carried scuta? A spleen-mounted aspis? "I carry my ishlangu with my eyelids!"

/sorry, couldn't resist
 
2012-06-02 02:15:33 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: darch: Pardon my lack of carnivorous bird of prey knowledge, but are those researchers banding the birds' babies or just fellow adult falcons? I'm leaning toward babies as those birds are HIGHLY pissed off.

According to the writeup it's their young they're banding, and sticking with needles.

I'm sure it's neat to have bands on things and gather blood samples, but you have to wonder if they really have the birds best interests in mind.


I would argue they have the interests of the falcon population in mind, though not necessarily their short-term psychological well-being.
 
2012-06-02 02:30:16 PM  

calbert: Brick-House: should have called this guy

[media.comicvine.com image 400x599]

more apropos:

[www.adherents.com image 340x400]

/I wonder if they've ever teamed up?


Needs more friendly lovable dog sidekick.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-02 02:32:54 PM  

LockeOak: J. Frank Parnell: darch: Pardon my lack of carnivorous bird of prey knowledge, but are those researchers banding the birds' babies or just fellow adult falcons? I'm leaning toward babies as those birds are HIGHLY pissed off.

According to the writeup it's their young they're banding, and sticking with needles.

I'm sure it's neat to have bands on things and gather blood samples, but you have to wonder if they really have the birds best interests in mind.

I would argue they have the interests of the falcon population in mind, though not necessarily their short-term psychological well-being.


They'll get over it
 
2012-06-02 03:41:50 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: LockeOak: J. Frank Parnell: darch: Pardon my lack of carnivorous bird of prey knowledge, but are those researchers banding the birds' babies or just fellow adult falcons? I'm leaning toward babies as those birds are HIGHLY pissed off.

According to the writeup it's their young they're banding, and sticking with needles.

I'm sure it's neat to have bands on things and gather blood samples, but you have to wonder if they really have the birds best interests in mind.

I would argue they have the interests of the falcon population in mind, though not necessarily their short-term psychological well-being.

They'll get over it


Bunch of bird brains, they are.
 
2012-06-02 04:01:27 PM  
 
2012-06-02 04:02:58 PM  

Poppa Zit: You have to love a job that requires a hand carried shield...



Well, seems like DHS will be hiring, all you need to have is a love of donuts and a hatred for protestors, smelly hippies, or anti war moms.
 
2012-06-02 04:21:51 PM  
Hey, it's like changing bird cage papers at my house!
 
2012-06-02 05:48:48 PM  

Poppa Zit: You have to love a job that requires a hand carried shield...



I prefer my robe and wizard hat
 
2012-06-02 06:06:23 PM  

J. Frank Parnell:
I'm sure it's neat to have bands on things and gather blood samples, but you have to wonder if they really have the birds best interests in mind.


These are Peregrine falcons. It's because of people and programs like this that they were brought back from near-extinction in the 80's and 90's. They were removed from the endangered species list over a decade ago, but they are still in trouble, which is why they are still bred in captivity.

Peregrines are awesome and you should feel bad for doubting these fine people.
 
2012-06-02 06:08:33 PM  
why did you buy my husband a falcon?!
2.bp.blogspot.com
Link
 
2012-06-02 06:40:11 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: That. Was. Awesome.

 
2012-06-02 06:58:12 PM  
Fastest animal on earth

True story

look it up
 
2012-06-02 07:08:03 PM  

madcan34: Fastest animal on earth

True story

look it up


www.popsci.com
 
2012-06-02 09:11:20 PM  

calbert: Brick-House: should have called this guy

[media.comicvine.com image 400x599]

more apropos:

[www.adherents.com image 340x400]

/I wonder if they've ever teamed up?


My sarcasm meter might be off, but Cap and Falcon are friends and were partners for years.
 
2012-06-02 09:18:21 PM  
Go for the eyes, Boo! Go for the eyes!
 
2012-06-02 10:27:49 PM  

thesloppy: Go for the eyes, Boo! Go for the eyes!


Pretty sure Boo would NOT last long compared to those falcons.
 
2012-06-02 10:38:30 PM  
TIL not one falconer resides on Fark.
 
2012-06-02 10:57:37 PM  
What's with the wimpy 10-inch shields? Why not get some of those big plexiglass things the riot police use?
 
2012-06-02 10:57:53 PM  
The precision of the birds awes me. They hit their targets and then flit through those little openings like it's nothing.
 
2012-06-02 11:12:36 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
/Surprised no one else posted this
 
2012-06-03 12:03:33 AM  

RoyBatty: [img.photobucket.com image 625x355]

Get away from her, you biatch!


+1.
 
2012-06-03 12:57:09 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: My sarcasm meter might be off, but Cap and Falcon are friends and were partners for years.

Cap and Falcon

Cap'n Falcon


images.wikia.com
 
2012-06-03 01:11:47 AM  

Thunderboy: These are Peregrine falcons. It's because of people and programs like this that they were brought back from near-extinction in the 80's and 90's. They were removed from the endangered species list over a decade ago, but they are still in trouble, which is why they are still bred in captivity.

Peregrines are awesome and you should feel bad for doubting these fine people.


I'm not sure how programs like this helped bring the numbers back. If it's anything like when the US ran out of Eagles, they just got more from Canada.

They're simply monitoring them with all the banding and blood samples, and i do believe the stress to the animals outweighs the delight they might have when a dead one is found somewhere wearing one of their bands.
 
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