Prince, the male Harris’s hawk, came to us in the fall of 2015 from a facility in the Pacific northwest. He was only a few months old and ready to begin training as a flying partner to Queen, our female, in our on-site falconry classes. We knew that female birds of prey are larger than the males but we were still surprised to see the size difference as big Queen is almost twice the size of little Prince!
Prince can be heard almost immediately within sight of people. He is the more vocal of the two Harris’s Hawks and makes a point to tell everyone that his house is his territory, and Queen is his mate. He has quickly taken to training, flying farther distances than Queen is willing. Prince is improving his flying between people with every flight. He has begun learning lure training as well.