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My First Hawk...

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I can only reiterate what others have said, I have been glued to this thread for ages!

 

I am however wondering how you guys are getting on so will have to see if I can see any recent stuff from you!

 

Hope you and Ruby are all doing well! :victory:

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Just sat and read through this thread and have to say thanks for sharing all your ups and downs - it made a great read. All the best for the future

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Guys I've been toying with the idea of a bird for a while now. With this kind of no holes bared posting it tells a real story both good and bad. It highlight the commitment needed and the rewards when it goes right along with the low when in this case it can go so wrong. For me the most important lesson here though is every creature has a personality as individual as a finger print and the perception of the easier harris is not always as it seems, yet even a trying bird can eventually turn into a winner. I wish you all well in your journey, and can't wait to get on join you in the art of falconry.

 

Cheers

Gavin

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Outstanding read from start to finish, really enjoyed it.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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well best read on thl in bloody ages all done by a youngster no bosting or bragging just the truth must be a first on thl well done hope all your seasons with what ever you hunt with are all good ones and wel done the dad hope he gets a big fathers day card

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What an amazing and inspiring read! im in awe of both you and your father! what a credit and an example to the sport!

 

keep up the great work :thumbs:

 

Matt

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Brilliant !! Brilliant !!! BRILLIANT !!!!!! I hope my kids get into it when I get my first bird. Super read great pictures aswell

Nice one guys and thank you

 

Danny

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Only just found your thread and read it start to finish can't wait till my son gets a bit older you and your dad have inspired me thank you

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Superb thread from start to finish , the Highs the lows the truth .you & your old fella are a credit to falconry & field sports .

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hi all sorry to post on this guys page .nice bird by the way I am new to this site and looking for help .I have been looking in to getting a bop for a few years now and and not rush in to it like most has the time has not been right to take bird on with work but I resently found a bird that was not being cared for just left in a shed with food thrown in on the floor to cut a long story short I gave in for the well being of the bird and took the bird on with only trips out with friends and reading books no other trying for my self so to speak I have got the bird home and done my best to make her a home I have waigh her and she is just shy ov the 3lb mark she is a reel big bird with that is showing sighns ov being a good bird I have gone threw the motions ov our her some love and she is now siting on the glove and but very nervous I have her jumping from the bow to hand for food but she is very timid one day she is fine another not so good at all she is a fhh at 2lb 15.5 any help with tips on her wiaght controll would be much appreciated I don't now what the idiot before me has done to her so I don't want to take to much food away from her and do any damage to her that way please help ian

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Firstly mate it's nice that you basically rescued a bird, but you should really have knowledge yourself or at least someone experienced at hand before you attempted such a thing.

It's very hard to give advice about weights on a forum, but she is probably massively overweight, how much I couldn't possibly tell you, but I would start by missing a days rations before gradually bringing her down until you get the desired behaviour.

But in all honestly I would find her a home with someone who knows what they are doing until you are ready to take on a bird yourself. Atb

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