Weekend Quote - Frederick II of Hohenstaufen

Although it is true that birds of prey play an inborn antipathy to the presence and company of mankind, yet by means of this noble art one may learn how to overcome this natural aversion, to win their confidence, and to induce them even to seek those they previously avoided. By the proper exercise of falconry, raptorial birds are taught to tolerate thc society of human individuals and their associates for hunting purposes, to fly after quarry, and to behave (without control) just as they would in their wild state. Art of Falconry; Being the De Arte Venandi cum Avibus of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen falconry Image CC teliko82