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Halfbreed Gyrfalcon/Saker Falcon

Falco rusticolus/Falco cherrug


This may be controversial for some people to say the least. This Gyrfalcon/Saker Falcon halfbreed was adapted (somewhat like a dog) by a group of falconers who I saw at the Renaissance Fair in Sebastopol, CA. The woman that owned this literal one-of-a-kind raptor told me she wanted the size of the middle-eastern Saker Falcon but retain the cold-hardened readiness of the Gyrfalcon. I am indifferent about this. On one hand it kind of seems wrong. But on the other, seeing this absolutely beautiful one-of-a-kind raptor up close in person is amazing and incredible for me, personally.

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ceejayalyssa 6 years ago

very sharp! great find :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

thanks Ali! :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

So Sweet!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Haha thanks again Yuko! What a bird.

YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Drop-dead gorgeous!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Thanks Karen! and yeah Hunter i wouldn't having one too :D

KarenL 6 years ago

Lovely series Joshua!

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 6 years ago

Wow, cool bird! I've never seen a hybrid like that. Gyrfalcon is one of my most wanted birds!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

I appreciate that, thank you Nuwan :)

NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

great details of your pics, love it !

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Thank you Ashish.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Wow...beautiful series...

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Thanks bro!

Voddy 6 years ago

Sick series man !! :D

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Thank you Atul and Sachin.

Atul 6 years ago

lovely !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Nice series,

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Sebastopol, California, USA

Lat: 38.40, Long: -122.83

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Oct 10, 2012

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