Friday, December 16, 2011

Falcon Festival

The Falcon Festival was just as it sounds.  A festival about falcons.  There were demonstrations of falconers from all over the world and vendors selling paraphernalia for Falconing.  The falcon wear special hoods so they aren’t distracted and there are special gloves that the handlers wear and special leash things that go around their ankles with a piece that the falconers hold onto.

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                                            There were lots of birds there.                                All the different people did demonstrations.

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                                       Does this look like Willie Nelson, or what?                              There was a Bald Eagle too. 


VIP tents (just guessing)

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                                             Cool close-up shot of a Golden Eagle.                                     Look, it’s Alexander the Falconer!



Emirati Performers at Falcon Festival



There were different countries represented with different types of structures:                                       

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There were different people in different clothes representing their countries too:

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There were places for the kids to learn about falcons and relax too:

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There were places for the Falconers to relax too:



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             Random falconer                               Mom & Bella stopping at the Australia booth                           Mom holding a falcon

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