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Forum: New to the Forum? 25-03-2018, 07:21 AM
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Talking Re: Wesley flower Intro

Welcome Wesley ! Would I be right in pointing out , for the benefit of those not “in the know” , that the last items on your wish list , are about the same size as one of our English pints ?
Forum: The Moult & Imping 15-12-2017, 05:05 PM
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Views: 1,799
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Re: Need Help! Lanner Chewing Tail

Hello . Whilst finding a reason for her behaviour is to be reccomended , it may be worth having a go at deterring it directly by making it unpleasant. You could try blending an onion and annointing...
Forum: Hawk Food & Nutritional Needs 11-11-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
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Re: Would you feed this to your falcon?

Hello . Perhaps I'm mistaken , but I've always assumed that all canned meat will have been cooked & that heating to the point where all the bacteria are killed , is what makes it such an effective...
Forum: Lost, Found, Sighted or Stolen Birds of Prey? 21-09-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
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Re: Harris Hawk sighted Honiton.

I received a fresh report of the Hawk in the same area today - apparently whilst the informant didn't see it , she heard it giving the "predator in view" call . Unfortunately, I won't be able to ...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 30-08-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Hints and tips on hooding an older bird.

There's only one way to find out !
Forum: Lost, Found, Sighted or Stolen Birds of Prey? 30-08-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
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Re: Harris Hawk sighted Honiton.

No . I've had a couple of visits to the area but it seems to have moved .
Forum: Lost, Found, Sighted or Stolen Birds of Prey? 20-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
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Harris Hawk sighted Honiton.

If anyone knows of a Harris Hawk being lost in the Honiton area or there-abouts , there has been one out and about for a few weeks , according to reports . I'll try to have a look as soon as I get...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 10-06-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Kestrel

Sorry Rene - just spent ages writing an incredibly detailed explanation with which I was pretty pleased - only to be told that it had "timed out" , so lost the lot ! Anyway , more briefly ....
Forum: Hawk Food & Nutritional Needs 07-06-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Minced meat mix- help?

Hello . Paulus H. is right . I would suggest not worrying about supplements , calcium and so on at the moment . Buy some lean beef , and feed it cut into pieces the size of your first thumb joint -...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 19-04-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Kestrel

This little Kestrel was brought to me unable to fly but without obvious injury . I kept him for three days during which he perked up , fed and was released successfully . He had a BTO ring so I was...
Forum: New to the Forum? 19-01-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Woodyschool hawk Intro

Hello Carole . Interesting to hear about your school menagerie - and great for the children ! How do you operate with your Harris Hawk and how effective has the Gull-dispersal been . I'm writing this...
Forum: Manning, Training & Fitness 11-01-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
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Re: Reward after training

I usually would - where possible including it as a reward to ongoing training . In some circumstances , delaying feed-up till arriving home may encourage a disgruntled bird to knock off early and go...
Forum: Owls - Strigiformes 05-01-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Other barn owl sizes and weights?

Hello Nick . My female Barn Owl who is quite experienced in terms of flying in a variety of locations , would behave reasonably well around 11 oz . On home ground , she can fly at at up to 12oz but...
Forum: The Moult & Imping 27-12-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,390
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Barn owl (9months old ) decreases food intake

Hello , sorry to hear that your Owl is having problems - has the Vet seen the bird yet and were they able to decide what was causing the symptoms ? I wonder what you mean by "not a feathered bird" ?...
Forum: Owls - Strigiformes 01-11-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Sex , size , & Barn Owls .

Thanks Bradley . Certainly 2oz is a significant difference (assuming all else equal in terms of their physical condition , of course ) . So was the female the heavier one ? David .
Forum: Owls - Strigiformes 01-11-2016, 02:02 PM
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Views: 1,257
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Sex , size , & Barn Owls .

I wonder whether those with first-hand experience with Barn Owls have noticed much variation from the general "females are biggest" rule ? Probably just fluke , but I seem to have seen a few larger...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 25-09-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
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Re: Anyone having trouble accessing the forum

Got it ! Thanks again Donna - though I've forgotten what I wanted to say now . David .
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 25-09-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
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Re: Anyone having trouble accessing the forum

Thanks Donna . That was certainly what I expected - but my list doesn't have " start a thread " , I've been puzzling over it for some time ! David .
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 25-09-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Anyone having trouble accessing the forum

Hello - Not exactly the same thing but I cannot for the life of me work out how to start a thread . I realise that by far the most likely reason is my own incompetence , but would appreciate a...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 18-03-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Martin Harris..R.I.P.

Sorry to hear it . Good bloke to deal with , bred some decent birds - especially impressed by his Sakers , though I never had one - also bred Ravens !
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 28-01-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Vietnam

Now that you mention it , Saigon Airport was pretty chaotic - but neither of us had ever flown before and we just assumed it to be some sort of local Bank Holiday . To be honest , the whole thing was...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 28-01-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Vietnam

Actually , some do have a sense of humour - look at the phenomenal success of "Friends" , for example - although I daresay they're not getting any younger . One thing I do wonder , is just how many...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 27-01-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Vietnam

Me and the Mrs. Had our Honeymoon there , back in '75 . Lovely people ! Wouldn't go back though ... too many Americans !
Forum: New to the Forum? 15-01-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Help with stubborn Eagle owl

You certainly can go hunting with an Eagle Owl , and it's great to see them in action - a different thing altogether from gentle flights to and from the glove and so on . I did spend some time...
Forum: New to the Forum? 15-01-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By Outdoor Miner
Re: Help with stubborn Eagle owl

Hello Ellis . European Eagle Owls come in quite a wide range of sizes , probably partly to do with the area of the world , their ancestors came from . In some places , the local wild Owls may be...
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