This is the second example of the biplanes they flew.
Can anyone identify this biplane flown by the 476th pursuit squadron "The Black Falcons" of the 322rd pursuit group of the Army Air Reserve stationed at Clover Field, Santa Monica, California in the mid to late 1920's?
I did some looking could this biplane be a Consolidated PT-3?
The palm tree looking things is the Black Falcons Emblem not part of the aircraft. See this link. Third photo down https://thejivebombers.com/2018/01/23/486/
The struts on the left in the photo show a diagonal strut going to the rear of the upper wing. This is what made me think it might be a Consolidated PT.
I agree that the falcon is wearing a falconry hood. The ornament on top of the image is part of the hood. The hood covers the falcons eyes.