We have seen that passage hawk means properly a hawk caught during the period of her first migration southwards.
If he has never had occasion to do so in training his passage hawk he has been exceptionally lucky.
And the superiority of the passage hawk over the eyess is more marked in this flight than in game-hawking.
Yet it must not be inferred from this that every nestling is as likely to kill grouse or partridges as well as a passage hawk.
But to overfeed a passage hawk before putting her up to wait on, is to court the loss of her.
When you first fly your passage hawk free, wait until past noon.