My favorite so far: Lucy, a Peregrine Falcon. You may recognize her from a previous post.
Now, the smaller birds are light and don’t grip very tightly. This is how tightly Lucy grips: With one of your hands, grab your other arm and squeeze hard. That’s a Lucy grip. And boy, was she heavy. A screech owl weighs about as much as a TV remote. Lucy feels like a big cat hanging on your arm. She is one of the easier birds to handle (so far) because I didn’t have to chase her around the mew to get her on my glove. If you calmly approach her, she will step up onto your gloved hand. Looking at the above picture, you can see that my arm has dropped from the correct 45 degree angle to one that would encourage her to climb higher, as in up my arm, which is not protected. Guess I better hit the gym and do some weights.
This has been such a blast so far. I heart RAPTOR!