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#1 RIP.JD

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:13 am

Hi Gents, I am getting an imprint Gos next year, can any one recommend any books please. I've not flown an imprint before...I have someone to help and advise, however just want to do research/get through summer while not flying 😔.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:56 am

Oooh...have you got neighbours?? lol

The imprint Accipiter by Mike McDermott

Understanding Goshawks by Daryl A Perkins

The latter isn't strictly about imprints, but the author has a lot of experience with them & a large part of the book refers to them. I really liked this book, but he does conclude flying a parent reared is more pleasurable ;-)

.....& if things don't go plain sailing with your imprint, I recommend Accipitrine Behaviour Problems, Diagnosis & Treatment. also by Mike McDermott......a very interesting book, but if I was you I would get them all!

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 10:01 am

Thankfully I don't have neighbours, just a wife who may moan more than neighbours 😊... Not to worry, she will get used to it 😳..

It's already imprinted so expecting worst, anything else is a bonus

Thanks, I will get on Amazon...

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 11:01 am

Pete Smith's book is ok.
I have not heard anything great about the books mentioned in above post. Never read them myself though.

On a side note, I have an imprint gos and a parent reared one and to be honest I prefer the parent reared.

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 11:44 am

Pete Smith's book is ok.I have not heard anything great about the books mentioned in above post. Never read them myself though.On a side note, I have an imprint gos and a parent reared one and to be honest I prefer the parent reared.Cheers


Well worth reading, I used a combination of ideas & information from those books when approaching my first gos......& I had great results! believe me, I've read everything else out there, including the Peter smith book & they barely scratch the surface with goshawks......Atb

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 12:44 pm

Thanks for help, it's a bit of an unexpected project to be honest. She's already imprinted and no idea how she will handle or preform.. I Just hope it's possible to manage bad habits out if there are any. I'm positive she will be better off than were she was in any event

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 01:44 pm

Good luck with it mate.....;-)

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:28 am

Good luck with it mate.....;-)


I take it from that I will need it 😳, it's all a challenge.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:30 am

a screaming spar can drive you to anti depressants never mind a Gos  :laugh:  :laugh:



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:26 am

a screaming spar can drive you to anti depressants never mind a Gos  :laugh:  :laugh:


Very true mate.

Not all imprints scream so I'm told. It must just be mine.LOL

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:02 pm

I take it this bird is no youngster, should be over the screaming habits, my male screamed his first year, silent there after



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:34 pm

No, it's currently in its third season... It's vocal at the minute, hopefully as its coming into breeding season. I think it might be coming to mine sooner than I though to moult out...

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:44 pm

the switch of owner can shut an imprint up, how many owners has this bird had?  just the one, fine...but a few, watch out!



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:11 pm

McDermotts book is brilliant

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:21 pm

Currently saving up, they aren't cheap either 😳... I will keep an eye out on E bay...




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