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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Deanna Curtis explains a broken talon of her Red-tailed hawk during Saturday’s presentation.

Members of the Colorado Hawking Club spent Feb. 18-21 in the Holyoke area for a mini meet.

Members of the public were given the opportunity to meet the hunters and their birds Saturday evening at the Peerless Theatre.

Members spent time describing the differences between hawks and falcons.

Director at large of the Hawking Club, Deanna Cutis, discussed and showed the crowd how a talon of her Red-tailed hawk was damaged while hunting.

Other birds such as an American Kestrel were at the presentation. The American Kestrel is used to hunt small prey such as mice, snakes and insects. Also at the presentation was Roger Tucker, the apprentice director for the Colorado Hawking Club.

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Sylvia Redling, at left, holds an American Kestrel during Saturday’s meet and greet
at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke.  

—Enterprise photos by Jerry Brandt