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Mouse Bane 02-08-2017 07:42 PM

Lost Barn Owl
 
Lost Tuesday 1st August. North Suffolk area (Waveney Valley/Bungay). Male, will be wearing anklets and jess straps, and a closed ring.

BradazTheFalconer 02-08-2017 08:02 PM

Re: Lost Barn Owl
 
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Originally Posted by Mouse Bane (Post 2155459)
Lost Tuesday 1st August. North Suffolk area (Waveney Valley/Bungay). Male, will be wearing anklets and jess straps, and a closed ring.

I take it you have reported this to the IBR? Good luck in finding him, it can't be easy with a native species but hopefully someone spots the equipment & reports it.

Regards,

Bradley

Mouse Bane 02-08-2017 08:14 PM

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Yes, indeed. We're surrounded by fields so it's like 'needle and haystack'. We've dropped posters at most of the farmhouses today - many say they have barn owl boxes in their out-buildings, although presently occupied, of course. Which I suppose is heartening. Thank you for your concern.

BradazTheFalconer 02-08-2017 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Mouse Bane (Post 2155463)
Yes, indeed. We're surrounded by fields so it's like 'needle and haystack'. We've dropped posters at most of the farmhouses today - many say they have barn owl boxes in their out-buildings, although presently occupied, of course. Which I suppose is heartening. Thank you for your concern.

For your information, when you post in a certain section, it gets seen by everyone regardless of where it is posted as long as it isn't a social group etc. There are no limited sections of the forum that only certain members are part of. Is the bird IBR registered? I know you're a new member so thought I'd let you know for the future etc.

Kind Regards,

Bradley

René 02-08-2017 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Mouse Bane (Post 2155459)
Lost Tuesday 1st August. North Suffolk area (Waveney Valley/Bungay). Male, will be wearing anklets and jess straps, and a closed ring.

This is the first of four posts you've made about a lost owl.
But half an hour before you made any of them you made this post....

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Does anyone know of any Black Barn Owls/Owlets for sale, or any breeding this year?
Why?

Mark23576 02-08-2017 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by René (Post 2155469)
This is the first of four posts you've made about a lost owl.
But half an hour before you made any of them you made this post....



Why?

He now needs a new one

Mouse Bane 02-08-2017 10:24 PM

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Not that it is any of your business. I have sat and cried since yesterday, when not crying I have been round the fields and farms and out during the night. Done phone calls today. My family sat me down this evening and said 'We will put together and get you another barn owl' well I said 'I don't want one that looks like Cuthwin, I couldn't stand that'. Well, we know that at 6 weeks old or so we can't tell what the owlets will be, so they said get another colour - so it cheered me a little to think this is not the end of the world!! As it is breeding season, they said do it NOW. so I did. Then I noticed a lost and found section. There is a storm here tonight, high winds and lashing rain - lets be honest, there's not much hope. But please tell .... why are you asking - are you suggesting I have different motives?

Mark23576 02-08-2017 10:37 PM

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It was only lost yesterday there's a good chance it will turn up yet.
At least wait a week or so before looking for a new one. the wind and rain shouldn't be an issue to the owl unless it was very low when lost.

Mouse Bane 02-08-2017 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark23576 (Post 2155472)
He now needs a new one

'He' is a 54 year old woman. I have severe deformity of my knees. I have a Lab and a bird, I walk with them in the fields surrounding me. They are my reason for being. ... I am lost and tonight I sit without hope. But, hey, maybe something good will happen, maybe this isn't the end of the road?

He sits fed up at 325g dropping at the beginning of the season to 297g. We've been working on a creance and I have slowly dropped him to 287g for a keen but content bird. I wish he was still up above the 300 mark. How long do you think he'd have without food, he's missed two feeds now? Will he actually drink water if he gets dehydrated? I wouldn't get one straight away, of course, but my daughter sat with me and I checked Bird Trader and she's saying 'See mum. it'll be ok'.

BlueBerry 07-08-2017 05:10 PM

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One thing I would suggest is if you are intending on getting another bird, then put a trap on the end of your pen, this way there is no escape for it.

We have traps on all our aviary's, better safe than sorry. Very simple to erect does not have to be anything fancy.
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Here you go very simple

René 07-08-2017 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueBerry (Post 2155573)
One thing I would suggest is if you are intending on getting another bird ..........

And your advice about whether they should/should not get another owl is what? You travel around doing display work and representing 'falconry' to the public, many of whom must be inspired to get a hawk by attending your displays, many of whom will be inspired to keep a 'pet' owl. What sort of advice do you give people....or do you confine the whole issue to a 'trap'?

Mouse Bane 10-08-2017 12:21 AM

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Thank you Blueberry, nice picks. yes, we've been looking around the aviary to see where we can make some adjustments, going to have to move some stuff around, and working out how much space I'll need to open and shut a door in a 'trap' - and still be able to turn around! ... maybe a sliding door ... will continue to think. No sightings of my boy, not even a vague one. Counting the hours, the days, the missed feeds. Still out walking, driving, searching. Blasted weather - high winds and heavy rain for a week.

The other thing we're looking at is a Yale type latch. I have a heavy spring closure and bolts, but I want something that actually locks when the door swings shut.

BlueBerry 10-08-2017 04:54 PM

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That's such a pain, we have had the same weather here, high winds and rain, although you would never think it today as the sun is splitting the stones no wind !!!
A trap is very advisable as you never know, I have one on all our owls. It is never easy when you loose a bird, but like every thing accidents happen and I don't think there is a falconer on the planet who at some time hasn't had one.
Sadly you have learnt the hard way and as you are saying you are looking for a way to remedy that one. If there were never any accidents we would be living in a prefect world.

Mouse Bane 11-08-2017 07:48 PM

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I can't send a PM until I have more postings. So I'd like to say thank you to those who have sent me kind and thoughtful messages, they are very much appreciated and I appologise for not being able to answer you personally.

The True Hawker 18-08-2017 10:28 AM

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hope you get your bird back safe

NewToFalcons 21-08-2017 01:39 PM

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Hope you find your owl OP. I don't even have a bird yet but I'm upset even thinking about losing her. :( do you have any pictures? There's a good chance that she is alive and around somewhere, so maybe you can post flyers around your neighborhood? And for everyone telling you that you shouldn't get a new bird, that's bull ****. Different people grieve in different ways and you absolutely should do whatever makes you happy. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by René (Post 2155577)
And your advice about whether they should/should not get another owl is what? You travel around doing display work and representing 'falconry' to the public, many of whom must be inspired to get a hawk by attending your displays, many of whom will be inspired to keep a 'pet' owl. What sort of advice do you give people....or do you confine the whole issue to a 'trap'?

I'm a beginner so forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't it perfectly legal and normal to educate with your bird? I seriously doubt anybody who is willing to go through the intense process to become an apprentice would do it on a whim after seeing a falconer and his/her bird. And who wouldn't want more passionate people to join the sport? I mean, you have to get inspiration from somewhere, right? You don't just wake up one day and decide you need to become a falconer. My inspiration came from meeting and speaking to falconers who were out in public with their birds. Previous to this, I had zero knowledge about the partnership and bond a falconer has with their raptor. Not trying to be rude or anything, just a different opinion, and I totally agree with you that someone without the bird's best interest at heart should never become a falconer.

NewToFalcons 22-08-2017 09:45 AM

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OP, any sign of your owl?

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