Thursday, February 5, 2015

Non-Competitive Falconry




       In the Persian-Gulf there are Non-Competitive events being held. It is the 6th ever Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival at Sabkhet Marmi. Many events are scheduled for this free admission event. It starts on the 1st of January, all the way through January 31st. But due to much rainfall, the festival is now going to go through February 2. Some events showcase the speed of the raptor and others showcase the endurance of them, but of course the bird is disqualified if it does not return to its owner. Even though it is headlined with a NON-competitive event you have to know there is at least a little competition for first place. But of course you don't just get bragging rights, the top 5 place winners drive away with a brand new car. The Habari or Hourbara bastard is not Falconry it has been linked with the heritage of Falconry.
The Golden Eagle
  Of course the people of the Persian-Gulf don't have the Golden Eagle, due to the fact it is also called the North American eagle. But it is a super good picture and I wanted to put it in. But mostly the birds used in this competition were Habari birds, which are known for their speed. If you want to see Habari birds click on this link http://tanzaniabirdatlas.com/news-habari.html. But for the Falconers that did not use Habari birds they used many different types of eagles and hawks. 
  
  In my opinion, I think it is a very good thing that people are still doing Falconry events, even though it is not a huge headlined event. I think it would be an amazing event to go to, but if it was me I would want to be in a much closer place than to be in the Persian-Gulf.Because i am that type of person that gets home sick is very easy. 

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