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(Dallas Observer) Video Guy straps cam to falcon. Falcon captures duck in midair. It's as awesome as it sounds   (blogs.dallasobserver.com) divider line 67
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2013-05-03 10:22:24 AM  
Thwack indeed.
 
2013-05-03 10:36:20 AM  
Wait till wabbit season.
 
2013-05-03 10:40:32 AM  
Damn thing almost dive-bombed it.
 
2013-05-03 11:54:18 AM  
Wow!
That was frickin cool...
 
2013-05-03 12:06:13 PM  
Death from above.  Gotta love it
 
2013-05-03 12:09:20 PM  
Very cool. Maybe a penis cam is in order when I head to Japan
 
2013-05-03 12:15:37 PM  
Falcons: Fastest birds on Earth.  That video wasn't Awesome.  It was FARKING FANTASTIC!!  Thanks Subby!
 
2013-05-03 12:19:28 PM  
The answer to the following questions has to be one of the most badass ever:

Q:  Whatcha do today?
A:  Went hunting and got a duck.
Q:  Cool.  What did you use?
A:  A falcon.
 
2013-05-03 12:21:59 PM  
Split-S and everything!
 
2013-05-03 12:23:08 PM  
Sounds like the Falcon is shaking up a can of spray paint.
 
2013-05-03 12:32:36 PM  
Sound track by Autechre?
 
2013-05-03 12:37:21 PM  
Subby:  Hat's off to you sir, that was pretty damn awesome.
 
2013-05-03 12:38:51 PM  

ko_kyi: Split-S


I wasn't an inverted Immelmann?
 
2013-05-03 12:45:52 PM  
Whoa.  Dora does not fark around.
 
2013-05-03 12:55:57 PM  
so how does one go about becoming a falconer? I'm pretty sure my high school guidance counselor skipped that option
 
2013-05-03 12:59:12 PM  
Mmmmm Duck, good eatin'

And probably the most awesome thing I have seen all week. Good jorb subby!
 
2013-05-03 01:20:34 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: so how does one go about becoming a falconer? I'm pretty sure my high school guidance counselor skipped that option


It takes a federal and state license and something like 8-10 years of apprenticeship with a licensed falconer before you are allowed to acquire your own bird.  It's fairly intensive training and you are subject to spot inspections by state and federal personnel to ensure you are taking proper care of the bird.  I met a couple guys who keep raptors at a Scouting event and they were really cool guys to talk to.
 
2013-05-03 01:20:51 PM  
Bonus:  no annoying pellets when you're eating the duck...if you can convince the falcon to share.
 
2013-05-03 01:21:02 PM  
It is funny that that falcon cam is about as steady as most of the other videos posted on youtube
 
2013-05-03 01:37:52 PM  
 
2013-05-03 01:46:58 PM  

Waldo Pepper: I would love to know how fast the falcon was going when it hit the duck


According to US Fish and Wildlife, they can reach over 200mph during their dive, fastest recorded was 242mph.
 
2013-05-03 01:52:23 PM  
Awesome?  I think not subby.  This had the original sound.

 From years of watching youtube I've come to learn that awesome means you need some sort of high energy, fast pace nucore/hardcore/oldcore/rapcore/coredoublecore music that completely replaces any the actual sound track.  It preferably starts off with some sort of stylized, long form, primal scream before the bass and drums kick in.
 
2013-05-03 01:52:56 PM  
Dive-bomb begins @~2:49.

Oh, and TURN THE VOLUME DOWN!

/Remember kids: wrap your mike up! Practice safe microphoning.
 
2013-05-03 01:55:18 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: so how does one go about becoming a falconer? I'm pretty sure my high school guidance counselor skipped that option


It depends where you live. If you live in the U.S., get in touch with your states WRA (Wildlife Resource Agency) and they'll tell you what the restrictions and permits you'll need to follow.  Also, ask them for a list of their Mentors.  You can't just go out and buy a Falcon. You have to adopt one through a licensed Falconer and they won't give one of their eyasses (babies) to just anyone.  You have to start out with either training a Red Tailed Hawk or an American Kestral.  These are smaller Raptors, but easier to train.  Your local WRA will also require you to begin with smaller bird before allowing you a license.  Keep in mind that you can't just get a Raptor and keep it in a cage until you feel like working with it.  You have to be committed to them from the time they're eyasses (babies/chicks), 24/7  You can also contact a few local small game and duck hunters, they can gear you towards a falconer nearest you instead of off the list the WRA gives you. That way when you're logging in your hours to work with a licensed Mentor, you don't have to drive to east japipp every weekend. You can work with someone in your own county - usually.   It's a lot of effort and time but the rewards are great if you can dedicate yourself to your bird every day.
 
2013-05-03 02:04:31 PM  
Wow. The kind of g-force impact that falcon receives must be off the scale. How the hell does it do it without breaking every bone in it's body, or at least its legs?
 
2013-05-03 02:10:48 PM  
subby right-article wrong. duck was captured but not killed until they were on the ground. quack quack quack
 
2013-05-03 02:21:06 PM  
"What's that?"

"That's blood!"

"You like blood?"

"No."

"You don't like blood???"

"No..."

"You don't like blood?????"
 
2013-05-03 02:41:58 PM  
It looked like the falcon didn't dive directly on the duck, but away from it.  Then transitioned to level flight for the attack run.

A miss on a direct diving attack sends the falcon into the ground or at best leaves it with low airspeed.  A miss on a level flight attack puts the falcon into a takeoff attitude, conserving momentum.  The falcon can easily add power and go around for another try.

/I wonder how much that camera effs up the aerodymanics of the falcon.
 
2013-05-03 02:59:14 PM  
cdn2.arkive.org

It is such an amazing bird, it is basically in freefall here
 
2013-05-03 03:02:07 PM  

Bruce Campbell: The answer to the following questions has to be one of the most badass ever:

Q:  Whatcha do today?
A:  Went hunting and got a duck.
Q:  Cool.  What did you use?
A:  A falcon.


Close but beaten by fox hunting with eagles.
 
2013-05-03 03:09:09 PM  

lewismarktwo: ko_kyi: Split-S

I wasn't an inverted Immelmann?




I think a human would be dead maneuver.
 
2013-05-03 03:54:54 PM  

indeebud: ModernPrimitive01: so how does one go about becoming a falconer? I'm pretty sure my high school guidance counselor skipped that option

It depends where you live. If you live in the U.S., get in touch with your states WRA (Wildlife Resource Agency) and they'll tell you what the restrictions and permits you'll need to follow.  Also, ask them for a list of their Mentors.  You can't just go out and buy a Falcon. You have to adopt one through a licensed Falconer and they won't give one of their eyasses (babies) to just anyone.  You have to start out with either training a Red Tailed Hawk or an American Kestral.  These are smaller Raptors, but easier to train.  Your local WRA will also require you to begin with smaller bird before allowing you a license.  Keep in mind that you can't just get a Raptor and keep it in a cage until you feel like working with it.  You have to be committed to them from the time they're eyasses (babies/chicks), 24/7  You can also contact a few local small game and duck hunters, they can gear you towards a falconer nearest you instead of off the list the WRA gives you. That way when you're logging in your hours to work with a licensed Mentor, you don't have to drive to east japipp every weekend. You can work with someone in your own county - usually.   It's a lot of effort and time but the rewards are great if you can dedicate yourself to your bird every day.


thanks for the info. I just just that, and they're mailing a bunch of information about local resources.
 
2013-05-03 04:47:39 PM  

Cythraul: Damn thing almost dive-bombed it.


That's exactly what they do.  They gain altitude, then dive along a cork-screw path into their prey.  They have to cork-screw in because their eyes don't see directly ahead very well.
 
2013-05-03 06:18:38 PM  
dayum

wait how do they kill?  they stab with their beak?  i thought they grabbed with their feet.
 
2013-05-03 06:45:47 PM  
What a falcon actually sees:

1.bp.blogspot.com

(If you look very closely, there is a mallard hen near the end of the runway centerline.)
 
2013-05-03 06:59:08 PM  

JoeJitsu: ModernPrimitive01: so how does one go about becoming a falconer? I'm pretty sure my high school guidance counselor skipped that option

It takes a federal and state license and something like 8-10 years of apprenticeship with a licensed falconer before you are allowed to acquire your own bird.  It's fairly intensive training and you are subject to spot inspections by state and federal personnel to ensure you are taking proper care of the bird.  I met a couple guys who keep raptors at a Scouting event and they were really cool guys to talk to.


Why do they make it so difficult to own a falcon? I could go to my local dog pound, adopt a Rottweiler and in a couple of months of training, I could make him into a human killing machine. But if I wanted a falcon, I'd have to apprentice with someone for 8-10 years? That doesn't sound right. Not doubting that this is what you heard from the people you spoke to, but this sounds ridiculously restrictive to me.
 
2013-05-03 07:39:13 PM  

studebaker hoch: What a falcon actually sees:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 552x519]

(If you look very closely, there is a mallard hen near the end of the runway centerline.)


I think the Falcon was the only plane in that series of games I never crashed.
 
2013-05-03 07:39:53 PM  

neuroflare: studebaker hoch: What a falcon actually sees:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 552x519]

(If you look very closely, there is a mallard hen near the end of the runway centerline.)

I think the Falcon was the only plane in that series of games I never crashed could safely land.


FTFM
 
2013-05-03 07:57:57 PM  
Atomic Spunk

Why do they make it so difficult to own a falcon? I could go to my local dog pound, adopt a Rottweiler and in a couple of months of training, I could make him into a human killing machine. But if I wanted a falcon, I'd have to apprentice with someone for 8-10 years? That doesn't sound right. Not doubting that this is what you heard from the people you spoke to, but this sounds ridiculously restrictive to me.

Flyin' falcons ain't like dustin' crops, boy.
 
2013-05-03 08:02:53 PM  

studebaker hoch: Atomic Spunk

Why do they make it so difficult to own a falcon? I could go to my local dog pound, adopt a Rottweiler and in a couple of months of training, I could make him into a human killing machine. But if I wanted a falcon, I'd have to apprentice with someone for 8-10 years? That doesn't sound right. Not doubting that this is what you heard from the people you spoke to, but this sounds ridiculously restrictive to me.

Flyin' falcons ain't like dustin' crops, boy.


Alternatively, you can just get a hatchling and train it up a la the film 'Kes'.  It's not like anyone will ever find out or care.
 
2013-05-03 08:45:31 PM  
Fark. Yeah.

That was amazing.
 
2013-05-03 09:03:50 PM  
farking amazing and awesome.
 
2013-05-03 09:21:30 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Wow. The kind of g-force impact that falcon receives must be off the scale. How the hell does it do it without breaking every bone in it's body, or at least its legs?


Evolution. The strike impacts a good deal of energy to the prey, striking relatively weak ribs from the side. The legs take a high load but in way they were designed to take.
 
2013-05-03 10:23:29 PM  
Jeeze, hold the camera steady, f*ckin bird brain

//cool
 
2013-05-03 10:38:59 PM  
Cool as hell.
 
2013-05-03 10:47:40 PM  
2damnfunny.com
 
2013-05-03 11:25:50 PM  
15 or so years ago...don't remember where I was.   Some downtown city area.   A few trees around.   I was standing under a tree, getting my bearings.   I was vaguely aware by some light rustling and cooing that there were 2 pigeons in the tree more or less about 5 feet over my head.  All of a sudden there was this WHOOSH as something went through the tree at high speed.   I caught just a blur as something went out of the tree horizontally and then up into the sky.   Way faster than a pigeon.   Only one pigeon was still in the tree and half a dozen pigeon feathers came snowing down on me.   A falcon or something like that had taken the other pigeon away in less than 2 seconds.   I doubt it survived the impact.  Nature is farking amazing, even in the city.
 
2013-05-03 11:50:03 PM  
i.imgur.com
Nice link, thanks subby.
 
2013-05-03 11:55:25 PM  
Duck straight ahead.
c1005.r5.cf3.rackcdn.com

It's a dead duck!! LOL, Gandalf!
 
2013-05-04 12:08:07 AM  
media.247sports.com
 
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