like the bird pics and fly a male imprint russ/fin bird myself - are u flying the hawk from the car ? thats an impessive bag anyways so well done.
is the hawk an imprint and did it take 239 kils in its first year ?
Is the hawk pariculary big ?
Just interetsed ?
Nice one !!
Yes he is an imprint, picked him up from "Mick Kane on the 2/6/07 at 14 days, and he never left my side, he came to work every day, and was exposed to every sight and sound, he is bomb proff with every thing nothing upsets him !
all the game birds, some of the various, and the 2 wood pigeons were taken field hawking.
All the rest were out of the "window" even the rabbits !
Allot were "muggins", but he also had sum top class flights, especialy on Magpies, Blackheaded Gulls and crows, crows are the best flights of all when you can find them in the right place !, he had an awesum flight on Carrion Crow the one night, the crow twisting and turn, trying to through him, as it tryed to "rat out" in a factory, he went straight in through the roller shutter doors and killed it inside the factory, infront of the security guard. Another night he caught a crow as it tryed to rat out in a river, i was soaked to the skin getting him back that night.
No he,s not a particular big bird, he started killed at around 1 10 1/4 and went up to 1 12 1/8 when the weather went really cold, his best flying weight at the end of the summer was around 1 10 5/8, and his best weight flying Partridges and Pheasants was around 1 11 1/4, that was straight on the scales with no bells or anything other an jesses and leash, i stopped flying him with bells on, out of the "window", because stuff was getting switched on to him coming !
Field hawking i put bells on with small cable ties, and cut them of after hawking.
On the 22/2/08 he is nine months old.I had to retire him early this season has he injured his foot.
As we speak he is under artificial light, to get him to moult out quicker, so we can start again this year !
I'll never be able to repeat what i did this season, but i'll have a go try !