National Geographic : 1935 May
"FULL TO THE EYES," HE LOOKS LIKE A POUTER PIGEON Within two feet of the camera in the blind (see illustration, page 625), this young falcon gazes long and steadily out over the promised land that stretches away for miles below him. A thrifty parent has just finished stuffing him until his crop bulges through its sparse downy covering. He draws in his breath with unearthly asthmatic croaks. THE PRAIRIE FALCON ISSTREAMLINED FOR SPEED The falcon, here about three months old, was tamed bythe author. An other one, dubbed "Nize Baby," because heate up allhis hamburger steak, was trained for falconry. One day asparrow hawk, little more than half his size, swooped down, struckhim savagely onthe back, and sostartled him that he flew away and never came back.