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Old 16-07-2016, 12:33 PM
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Default High Fishtail Perches

Does anyone else use fishtail perches, I used one for the first time last season with my Goshawk and found to be superb. I like the height, when walking in to pick the bird up I'm not towering over her, and when she bates off on to the ground she has to use a lot of energy to fly up to the perch, hopefully building up her fitness.
So far no problem with tangles or broken tail feathers although I always put on a tail guard when weathering, happy looking little soul isn't she!!!
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Old 16-07-2016, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: High Fishtail Perches

Can I ask does it rotate at the top?

I have only used a bow perch, loop perch or a high rotating ring perch for the goshawks.
But last year I experimented with a homemade swingperch which I quite like.
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Old 16-07-2016, 04:47 PM
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The fishtail section will rotate through 360 degrees, when the bird bates gravity pulls the stainless steel ring down and so far no broken tail feathers.
Im not sure what you mean by a swing perch, can you post some photos
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Old 16-07-2016, 06:54 PM
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Sorry mate I dismantled it whilst the hawk is in seclusion moulting.

There are a few on here though

Here is one

Http://www.falconryforum.co.uk/showt...ht=swing+perch
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Old 27-07-2016, 10:36 AM
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The fishtail section will rotate through 360 degrees, when the bird bates gravity pulls the stainless steel ring down and so far no broken tail feathers.
Im not sure what you mean by a swing perch, can you post some photos
What is the weight of the stainless steal ring? Dont you think using an arabic way of securing the bird on their traditional perches can be used as much lighter option? (Breided textile) It will not be constantly pulling the tarsi of the bird....it rotates as well as the ring....
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Old 27-07-2016, 02:50 PM
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Hello

Interesting query, the stainless steel ring is not that heavy, but its strong (it needs to be for a goshawk) which tends to bate much more than a falcon. I have never seen Arabs flying goshawks, from my experience they tend to fly falcons that don't have the dynamic acceleration of a goshawk.
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Old 27-07-2016, 04:20 PM
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I use 5mm dia x 50mm dia stainless steel tether rings on my ring perches for Harris, Gos, Redtail, never had problems.
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