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#16 jasper65

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:33 pm

Nice bit of footage for you Furgle of a Peregrine getting the job done :thumbs:


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:58 pm

Enjoyed the video mate.
Cracking quality for such a small camera.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:14 pm

the end a that vid was ike summat oot the old film the birds :icon_eek: poor falcon lol

cracking vid tho, very impressive, anybody got any vods of sparrowhawk doin magpies :icon_redface:

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:37 pm

Thanks for the link jasp ive seen it before cracking bit of footage :thumbs:
There is some good ones on youtube but just not enough someone should make a proper youtube falconry channel HINT HINT lol

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:28 pm

Thanks for the link jasp ive seen it before cracking bit of footage http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
There is some good ones on youtube but just not enough someone should make a proper youtube falconry channel HINT HINT lol


Poor old Peregrine was taking some towards the end, you have to give crows some respect the way they back each other up when one's in trouble :thumbs:.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:20 pm


Thanks for the link jasp ive seen it before cracking bit of footage http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
There is some good ones on youtube but just not enough someone should make a proper youtube falconry channel HINT HINT lol


Poor old Peregrine was taking some towards the end, you have to give crows some respect the way they back each other up when one's in trouble http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub....


Thanks for the link jasp ive seen it before cracking bit of footage http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
There is some good ones on youtube but just not enough someone should make a proper youtube falconry channel HINT HINT lol


Poor old Peregrine was taking some towards the end, you have to give crows some respect the way they back each other up when one's in trouble http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub....

oh yeah them crows do think there doing well lol but thats when the falconer normally comes in kicking and screaming lol :boxing:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:05 pm

Or in this case once the Falcon takes flight again, they all sh*t themselves and bugger off!!!!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:48 am

how far can these falcons end up after flying off the fist? do hawks stay closer to the falconer? iv always fancied one just dont know enough about them thats. i dont want a falcon id want something to take rabbits and the odd bird.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:37 pm

how far can these falcons end up after flying off the fist? do hawks stay closer to the falconer? iv always fancied one just dont know enough about them thats. i dont want a falcon id want something to take rabbits and the odd bird.


you'd be surprised what falcons can and will take mate :thumbs: your best off getting a couple of good books on falconry and reading them, they will give you insight to what to do and also the level of commitment you need to be able to give :yes: then if you still interested get yourself out with someone who already into it, spend a season with them if possible, it looks like its all good but it is indeed hard work and commitment,

Hawks generally suit most peoples needs far better than falcons , easier to get the right sort of hunting land for, most who fly falcons do so accepting they will not get the very best out of them as the land no longer exists to fly em to there full potential amd what land there is can cost fortunes to fly even if you can get permisson.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:28 pm

is the above falcon a gyr/saker hybrid? didnt know they could take hares/rabbits and would you spend alot of time tracking him/her down on a days hunt?

great pics :thumbs:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:02 am

yeah mate its a gyr saker tiercel, he never wanders too far mate to be honest, almost like a harris hawk, except he follows in circles, hewas trained on ground lure and dragged carcass,shows indifference to ariel game,although he had odd bit of feather, comes back into swung lure though, later in season he started to circle fields and spot hares himself in seats and stoop then as well, the rabbits he has found himself and odd one from fist, hares mainly flown from fist with dog flushing them and keeping them out of cover, had telemetry out twice so far this season,

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:36 pm

sounds good, does he bind straight away or hit the hare a couple of times? what sort of weight does he fly at?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:51 pm

he flys at 1lb 14 oz he stoops the hare to weigh it up and has bound to a couple of them, stopped two outright with no dog present, which amazed me, on a proper stoop the hare dont know whats hit it

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:04 pm

he flys at 1lb 14 oz he stoops the hare to weigh it up and has bound to a couple of them, stopped two outright with no dog present, which amazed me, on a proper stoop the hare dont know whats hit it


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:21 pm

Interesting stuff. I

Think when I retire I may have mmore time for a hawk..




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