FalconryThe practice of hunting with a trained raptor, also known as 'hawking'. Some of its terms, such as eyas and tiercel, are used by birdwatchers. The British Falconers' Club, founded in 1927, seeks to maintain standards and to encourage the conservation of British raptors.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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