|Interesting so when you hunt with it does it bring what it catches back to you?|
It's not a dog
a bird of prey will hunt for itself. At the start, with the first catches, you let them eat as much as they will or can. Sometimes they have difficulties to stay on their feeth after such a meal. You have to act so because they have to trust you and that they don't consider you as competition for their food. Afterwards you must learn to exchange their prey with you for something else, the head only, the head and the internals, a 1-day old chicken...
otherwise your bird can eat and you will only get the leftovers
that's why it's also very important that you avoid your bird can take its prey up to a tree. When that happens, you are in deep sh.t as it will eat up there till it has enough and then stay put till it's hungry again and continue eating... so you have to wait under the tree till all is consumed and it want to go hunting again. When it's alowed to go hunting on its own your bird will probably lost for several weeks or months till its trapped or death (attacked by another bird of prey?)
So you always have to pay attention. The bird will even try to take the chicken out of your glove to take it to the trees as it soon knows you are not able to fly and folow it up there.
When it's up in a tree, you might get it back with some prey it realy likes: in my case it's a living quail (on a rope so it cannot be taken into the tree!)
And always watch out for the unexpected... yesterday evening I was a litle bit with my mind on other things and I again got some marks in my face and a red handkerchief... 2nd time already... almost every mistake you make will hurt you as your bird will punish you immediatly.
Did I already mention how much fun a falconer is having?