I went today to the local Big 5 Sporting Goods store today to prepare the other necessary paperwork needed for falconry: obtaining my hunting license. The molt is about over, and various seasons will start opening up soon. Of course, jackrabbits are fair game year round, but none of our birds thinks that those are good prey items.
But I’m thinking that once the hawks are at flying weight, it will probably be time to take them back to visit the Lee’s vineyard. That would help them get back some flight muscle tone that tends to be lost over the molt.