Two Socks, a male red-tailed hawk. He's big and awesome; a little bit skittish during transitions (i.e. walking through doors, etc.) Scarlet, his cage-mate, is a wonderful, pretty bird, with a bad rep. She footed David and now that I know that, I will be watching those feet. With a red-tailed, it's the feet you really need to worry about. Those talons are wicked.
Look at this! Earl is just sweet as can be with Marc, and any other man who goes in to get her. I did get her on my glove today (Marc called me a chicken, and that always makes me get to it and conquer my fear).
I went in alone to "play" with some of the smaller birds that I am totally comfortable with. As I said to Cindy and Marc, my cats are harder to hold that the kestrels and screech owls.
Hey, lady, would you mind rubbing some lotion into my jesses while you're in here?"