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Forum: Telemetry & other Tracking Equipment 14-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,394
Posted By Puzo
Re: GPS tracker

As far as I understand, these aren't actually GPS transmitters. But work by triangulating signals from nearby mobile phone relay masts, rather than from global positioning satellites.

They also...
Forum: Telemetry & other Tracking Equipment 12-06-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,394
Posted By Puzo
Re: GPS tracker

I think size/weight, reliability in all conditions, durability, battery life & the ability to mount it comfortably & securely to a back-pack, would be the key ingredients.

Until the technology...
Forum: Shortwings - Accipiter 18-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 42,438
Posted By Puzo
Re: Is the Goshawk Market Beegered?

Most of those red kites seem to be at tame hack. At least the ones on the Galloway fells. I wonder how long they'd survive? if someone suddenly stopped feeding them buckets of chicken offal every...
Forum: Shortwings - Accipiter 31-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 37,191
Posted By Puzo
Re: Goshawks: Facts and Myths

First one I saw was around 76-ish I thought it looked like a Rhode Island red chicken & nothing's changed my mind since then. :lol:

They do look like immature caracarras though .
Forum: Shortwings - Accipiter 31-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 37,191
Posted By Puzo
Re: Goshawks: Facts and Myths

Fat girls have their good points. They have slim friends & they remember how nice you were when they've lost weight. Plan for the future! :lol:
Forum: Shortwings - Accipiter 30-05-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 37,191
Posted By Puzo
Re: Goshawks: Facts and Myths

This is true for people as well. What one person might consider a difficult bird
to man/train/enter another might find easy.
Forum: Dogs & Ferrets 30-05-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By Puzo
Re: Neutering working dogs.

I had my GSP bitch spayed 2 years when she had mammary tumours removed. It's made no difference to her working ability whatsoever.
Forum: Lost, Found, Sighted or Stolen Birds of Prey? 08-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,559
Posted By Puzo

That's probably exactly what's happened. Or more likely she's just dragged it into cover, under a bush or clump of grass, on the ground. It's hard to get a clear signal for any great distance if a...
Forum: Longwings - Falco 31-03-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,250
Posted By Puzo
Re: Aplomado falcons

Is an aplomado not overmatched against a crow?
Forum: Longwings - Falco 29-03-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,179
Posted By Puzo
Re: Who in the UK, is breeding from TWO hunting Parents, who come from hunting Parent

Good post! In my oppinion, all other things being equal good falcons, like good dogs are made. Or ruined. As long as the hawk is sound in wind & limb & free from defects, it has the ability to be as...
Forum: Gamehawking 27-03-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,829
Posted By Puzo

I wonde if she's free standing or the husband's gonna collect on the hat?
Forum: Harris Hawks 11-03-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Puzo
Re: Hooding

I think it's always best to make a hawk to the hood whilst you are manning it. That way it's just one more in a whole list of things it's afraid of. Trying to introduce a manned hawk to the hood is a...
Forum: Falconry Quarry & All Things Historical 06-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Puzo
Re: Hooded Crows

I thought such attitudes had died out along with gibbets & gin traps.
Forum: Broadwings - Buteo 17-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,080
Posted By Puzo
Re: Male RedTail problem

That's a very outdated idea. Corvids, Parots & raptors score very highly in inteligence tests. Infact New Caledonian crows consistently score higher than chimpanzees in some tests. They are able to...
Forum: Hawk Food & Nutritional Needs 16-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By Puzo
Re: Any of you give cod liver oil or honey to your birds?

I've used clover honey through the moult. It seemed to work at the time. But then again, it might just have been coincidental with a good moult. I never feed any additives. I just feed decent natural...
Forum: The Soap Box 25-12-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,401
Posted By Puzo
Re: Hunting on the lords day.

If Christians don't want to hunt on Christmass Day they don't have to. No-one's making them do so. But as a non-Christian they have no right to tell me or others what we can & can't do. After all...
Forum: Longwings - Falco 19-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,293
Posted By Puzo
Re: No comment!!!

What possible problems could being kind to your dog introduce? Mine lives in the house, kips on the couch & lays out in front of the fire. I haven't noticed any problems. She's 9 years old & will...
Forum: Longwings - Falco 18-12-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 34,121
Posted By Puzo
Re: ú4000 3/4 blk gyr x saker

I'm not an expert but as I understand it, that's the bottom line. He offered the peregrine & ú1000 as a replacement & it was accepted. The mistake was accepting something you weren't happy with. The...
Forum: Dogs & Ferrets 03-08-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,043
Posted By Puzo
Re: Electric collar ban closing in on Scotland?

Of course good dogs are trained without electric collars. Good hawks were flown for centuries without telemetry. I'm pretty sure Thomas Chippendale didn't have any Black & Decker power tools.

Forum: Falconry Quarry & All Things Historical 05-07-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,693
Posted By Puzo
Re: Hunting Tips

Not a hunting tip, as such. But in the winter I always carry a couple of those jelly hand warmers. The type you press a metal disc to activate & then boil up in a pan of water to re-charge. I put...
Forum: Manning, Training & Fitness 01-07-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,379
Posted By Puzo
Re: Manning....Minimal or thorough??

A game falcon doesn't need to be manned to the same extent as an accipiter or buteo. They're required to do different things. A falcon spends a lot of its time on the fist & in the field hooded. It...
Forum: Lost, Found, Sighted or Stolen Birds of Prey? 30-06-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,770
Posted By Puzo
Re: Lost - Gyr/Saker Falcon

I wouldn't give up on the transmitter. All kinds of things screw up the signal. Being on the other side of a hill. Especially if The bird's low down on a kill & facing directly towards/away from you...
Forum: Telemetry & other Tracking Equipment 26-06-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By Puzo
Re: Reliable/reasonably priced telemetry

Not to mention you'll spend more money on petrol, running round in circles. Trying to get a signal, or direction on the cheap receiver, than you "saved" by buying it.
Forum: Manning, Training & Fitness 26-06-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,938
Posted By Puzo
Re: ?

Someone's having a laugh?
Forum: Shortwings - Accipiter 24-06-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,835
Posted By Puzo
Re: Sterilized Male Goshawks

Why would anyone choose to buy an incomplete/sterilized bird, over a complete one? It's not going to fly any better. If you don't want to breed from The bird, there's nothing says you have to. But...
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