Bob is continuing to amaze me with his flying. He hovers on windy days, ranges out to make the most of the area and is starting to build on his height.
He did start going through a bit of a lazy spell, preferring to do a lap of the field and then land back on his training perch whilst he waits for the lure to come out as he was realising it’s easier to do that rather than stay on the wing. In the hopes to discourage landing and instead teach him he can remain aerial to develop his fitness and flying skills, I’ve taken the training perch away and we’ve tried flying straight from the fist (usually he’s put on the perch then flies towards me from there).
The first time he found a little confusing, unsure of what to do and hesitant to voluntarily fly away from me, but he quickly caught on. Now he will start learning to enjoy the freedom of flying around like this before any food on the fist/lure comes out!