For those passionate about the ancient hunting sport of falconry, so-called also the sport of kings.
Falconry is the sport of hunting with a trained bird of prey, usually a hawk or falcon.
It is also the art of training the bird to hunt in cooperation with a human falconer. Falconry is also known as hawking. The two terms are synonymous and either is appropriate regardless of whether a falcon, a hawk or an eagle is being flown.