National Geographic : 1937 Jul
YOUNG AMERICA TAKES UP THE ANCIENT SPORT OF FALCONRY-TAMING AND FLYING THE MOST SPIRITED BIRDS ALIVE In Washington, D. C., as in other parts of the country, interest in hawking has grown rapidly in recent years (p. 120). This group offalconers ofthe Nation's Capital comprises (left to right) Frank Craighead, with a trained pigeon hawk; Chestin Eshleman with a sparrow hawk; Morgan Berthrong with apigeon hawk; Larry Hufty with a Cooper's hawk; Robert Stevenson with a pigeon hawk; and John Craighead with a tiercel duck hawk. Except the pigeon hawks, all the birds were found at nests within a few miles of the White House. The falcons are friendly with the dogs, which help scare up quarryinthe field. Inthe left foreground isaperch on which a hawk is placed when not being flown.