Agree with Norma...not to be taken lightly. Having flown: Sparrowhawk Buzzard Harris hawk Red Tailed hawk Peregrine I can tell you it takes an enormous amount of time and effort to give these birds the exercise and work they need to flourish. Get an imprint and be prepared to be driven t distraction by the noise (unless its a red tail which tends to be quiet but are a real handful of a bird to manage)
Like stalking a good mentor is the way to go courses and books are fine hands on with an experienced falconer is worth far far more far too many people think books will teach you everything it won't ! It's not rocket science but when a bird of prey looks Ill it's already 75% DEAD ! Also 13 yr old children soon discover going out ,boys ,clubbing Ect a male Harris I had lasted 20 yrs !