We met at an office park outside of Boulder, and got set up to let three female Harris hawks (Roxane, Lolita and MJ) go to work.
The plan was for us beaters to scare cottontails out of the bushes so the hawks could get after them.
As you can see in these pictures, the hawks spent most of the time perched on light standards, roofs or signs waiting for us to do our job so they could do theirs.
Isaac's kestrel, Dulcinea, didn't fly that day and I regret that I didn't get a chance to get her picture. One of the other folks brought this merlin along, who we were told is almost ready to hunt.
After spending a few hours at this, I can see why you all are addicted. Again thanks to Isaac and big congratulations to him on his new baby daughter!