about Rachel Dickinson

I’m a freelance writer living in Freeville, New York. My interest in falconry began when I discovered that my husband, Tim Gallagher, was a falconer. We had been married for a couple of years when he came home from work one day with a kestrel, America’s smallest falcon, in a paper bag. It had ended up on his desk at work (he works at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology) because someone there knew of his interest in falcons. The next thing I knew he was building a mews and getting all the paperwork done in order to renew his federal falconry liscense.

In order to better understand Tim’s obsession, I decided to find a hard-core falconer and watch and learn about the sport from him. Steve Chindgren was kind enough to allow me to intrude on his life for about a year and the result is my book, Falconer on the Edge.

This blog won’t just be about falconery, though. The blog will meander through all sorts of topics — like travel and science — that are of interest to me. You can also check out my website www.racheldickinson.com to see more of my articles and photographs.


6 responses to “about Rachel Dickinson

  1. Hmm, very cognitive post.
    Is this theme good unough for the Digg?

  2. George Billard

    Thought you might enjoy this film about falconry at JFK airport

  3. This is a great site; very informative. I looked forward to reading more about whats going on in the world of falconry and everything else of interest. Perfect!

  4. Thank you for the “like”
    thinks your Falcon great!

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