What's the little hat on the bird's head for?"
"Ah that’s just to protect his eyes so they don't get damaged when he' flying"
Hoodwinked, another falconry word that found its way into everyday usage. I looked it up in the dictionary: to dupe or trick. I must not be very bright because every time I ever tried to trick a raptor I always ended up losing blood. Now I don't for one minute believe that blindfolding a creature tricks it into thinking that its night time, but it does have the same desired and instant effect.
Hoods have been used for thousands of years .......
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