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Old 29-05-2013, 01:02 PM
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you could do this if you need to get them off quickly or on a regular basis




i use this method in conjunction with a tail bell on hawks ,my falcons usually just have a tail mount unless there's a reasons for them not to

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Old 29-05-2013, 01:02 PM
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And Mike, does this look like your own falcon in certain details?

Plenty of free space for a bell (I only use one, on the opposite leg to the close ring).


http://www.falconryforum.co.uk/attac...1&d=1369823084
as you will nottice from my pics i do the same


my mum just saw this pic and asking if its ok for her to paint it?
she will donate the painting to a verry good cause (iaf) to auction off
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Old 29-05-2013, 01:11 PM
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Hi tony when you say Fran do you mean of Fran Bollinches Gomez-Torres anklets????
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That's right, yes.
And ive got some coming! cant wait
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as you will nottice from my pics i do the same


my mum just saw this pic and asking if its ok for her to paint it?
she will donate the painting to a verry good cause (iaf) to auction off
She's very welcome to.

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and ive got some coming! cant wait
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As it happens, I was sharing the room with a mate, who at about 4am suggested I slip a bit of folded paper into the bell's slit. I should have done it a few hours earlier really
I fly a cast of hh ,this is my excuse for carrying a packet of fags just in case i need the cardboard to close a bell down
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i fly a cast of hh ,this is my excuse for carrying a packet of fags just in case i need the cardboard to close a bell down
I use the same excuse for carrying a cornish pasty and a mars bar
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She's very welcome to.

Cheers tony all get the womwn onto the job right now
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I always used to use button bewits for attaching the leg bell., However a few years back i changed over to a different method, simply because one of my birds just would not accept a tail mount. This left me with no option but to attach the transmitter to the leg. I only use one bell which is attached thus: I simply punch a tiny hole on the anklet above but slightly forward of the eyelet, then using a small/tiny cable tie attach the bell, and pull up tightly. The bell sits slightly proud of the leg angled downwards and does not come into contact with the leg, nor does it turn around the leg as sometimes happens when using a bewit. You can also punch a small notch, or nick at the very edge of the anklet into which the lug of the bell sits snuggly, helping the bell to sit at the correct angle. The telemetry is attached to the other leg using a button bewit. As has been said: It is sheer stupidity to attach a cable tie around a birds leg. Dont do it. Atb

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Old 29-05-2013, 02:40 PM
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I always used to use button bewits for attaching the leg bell., However a few years back i changed over to a different method, simply because one of my birds just would not accept a tail mount. This left me with no option but to attach the transmitter to the leg. I only use one bell which is attached thus: I simply punch a tiny hole on the anklet above but slightly forward of the eyelet, then using a small/tiny cable tie attach the bell, and pull up tightly. The bell sits slightly proud of the leg angled downwards and does not come into contact with the leg, nor does it turn around the leg as sometimes happens when using a bewit. You can also punch a small notch, or nick at the very edge of the anklet into which the lug of the bell sits snuggly, helping the bell to sit at the correct angle. The telemetry is attached to the other leg using a button bewit. As has been said: It is sheer stupidity to attach a cable tie around a birds leg. Dont do it. Atb
Hi John,

that seems to have become a quite common method in recent times, but it lacks the very important advantage of allowing the bell and the jess to move independently.

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