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Tony James 11-07-2017 05:57 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by T0M (Post 2154979)
He is a nice bird and if the owner had not come forward I'd have loved the opportunity to fly him. He is one lucky owner

Indeed. He's a hawk I've quickly grown fond of.

Quote:

Originally Posted by René (Post 2154980)
If death is freedom then she's free, just after Christmas at 15 years old.

I'm sorry to read that René.

Best wishes,

Tony.

John155 11-07-2017 06:07 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
He's a wonderful hawk, with perfect manners and the temperament of the worldly wise wonder that he is.[/QUOTE]

Do you think he may not have been out the whole 7 years ?
Perhaps recovered by someone and re-lost as it were ?

ATB
John155

Quote:

Originally Posted by René (Post 2154980)
If death is freedom then she's free, just after Christmas at 15 years old.

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
Will you be replacing ?

ATB
John155

DaveyMc 11-07-2017 06:22 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by René (Post 2154980)
If death is freedom then she's free, just after Christmas at 15 years old.

You getting another?

Tony James 11-07-2017 06:53 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John155 (Post 2154983)
He's a wonderful hawk, with perfect manners and the temperament of the worldly wise wonder that he is.

Do you think he may not have been out the whole 7 years ?
Perhaps recovered by someone and re-lost as it were ?

ATB
John155



I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
Will you be replacing ?

ATB
John155[/QUOTE]

I can't be certain, but before discovering his known history, I thought it likely that he'd been out for a long time.
I've been forwarded photographs of him before he was lost, and it looks as though the anklets are the same ones, which would lead me to believe he's been living wild for the full 7 or 8 years.
I've just fed him and spent some time sitting in the garden with him. He bated only once, and is an absolute joy.
I don't think it would take much work to get him flying again, but I suspect the haggard mentality might make flying him something of an education.

TerryS 11-07-2017 08:07 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Well done Tony.

Fair play to you for being a gentleman.

It will be very interesting if we could here about his hunting ability after being liberated for several years.

I wonder if the hawk was an imprint and that's why it was so steady with you after capture ?

Regards

Terry

I Love My Dog 11-07-2017 08:22 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
It really is amazing get the owner was gobsmacked.

Tony James 11-07-2017 08:53 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TerryS (Post 2154993)
Well done Tony.

Fair play to you for being a gentleman.

It will be very interesting if we could here about his hunting ability after being liberated for several years.

I wonder if the hawk was an imprint and that's why it was so steady with you after capture ?

Regards

Terry

Hi Terry,

I'm doing my best to live up to what I'd hope someone would do if they found a lost hawk of mine I suppose.

He's eating well and settling down nicely, so he should be a picture when he's collected.

Apparently he was parent reared, but his long hack has instilled the kind of sense that an unhacked eyass lacks --- he's perfectly calm on my fist, but given half a chance he'd slip away and be gone like a disappearing mist.
With skilled and dedicated attention though, I bet he'd be a joy to fly.

Best wishes,

Tony.

Shaun Bannister 11-07-2017 11:00 PM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by René (Post 2154980)
If death is freedom then she's free, just after Christmas at 15 years old.

Hi Rene
Sorry for your loss, redeemed only by knowing the life you gave her was the best, if ever you want a free Harris hawk or redtail of either sex just let me know and it's yours I would be proud for you to have one of my birds xx

Tony that pic is going to haunt you 😁😁😁

XiaTeal'c 12-07-2017 07:10 AM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
How old is the gos Tony?

Keith Barker 12-07-2017 08:37 AM

Re: Goshawk found in Suffolk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John155 (Post 2154976)
Wow !

If that bird has been out the whole time then that is one hell of a hack !

May take abit of manning down I would guess but should be good at hunting once done !

ATB
John155

I disagree,
His style of hunting would now be that of a wild goshawk and not the style of a falconer who flys goshawks in a sporting manner.
Keith


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