Okay. Not that you asked. Here's the lowdown on tethering a bird.
Falconer's knot. I'm rather proud of myself here. I just don't know any knots other than a square knot, but now I know how to tie a falconer's knot. It's basically a slip knot.
These are jesses. The straps are made of kangaroo leather. The loops on the end are placed around the bird's legs. The ends have slits where the swivel is fed through twice.
The lead is fed through the movable end of the swivel and
the leather at the end
of the lead stops at the swivel.Jesses