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17.11.09,
Germany

Noord BrabantValkenswaard Valknerij Museum

Location Valkenswaard Valknerij Museum

Location Valkenswaard Valknerij Museum


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Valknerei Museum (External website): Monument of the last falcon capturing which shows Valkener Mollen. Made by Porceleyne Fles in Delft as a gift for the Townhall of Valkenswaard in 1928. Valkenswaard was very import in the 16th century for capturing and train falcons. This was while the peregrine falcon migrated over the swamps of this area. Many kingdoms used the services of the valkners from Valkenswaard.

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A falconer with its hooded falcon

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Small models of how the flacons were carried can be bought in the museum.

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Changing from poor farmers to weathly falconers.

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The small hiding place of the falconer can be seen on the left. The 4 'Klapekster' birds are used to warn the falconer that a (peregrine) falcon is in the neighboorhood. The lines are used to attack the attention and capture of the falcon…

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… the middle lines to the poles are used to attrack the attention of the passing peregrine falcon. The first (and the last) 2 lines are used to release the attrappe to drag the prey to the net, then use the other line to capture the falcon with the net…

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.. here the poles can be seen in detail…

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…finally the falcon is captured in the net.

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The migration path of the peregrine falcon.

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Hunting sequence of a Northern sparrow on a rabbit.

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Hunting with 2 peregrine falcons on a grey heron.

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