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Old 13-05-2008, 09:01 PM
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Ooo l;ooks like a reward coming your way if they are recovered!

GOOD LUCK!!!
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Old 16-05-2008, 12:36 PM
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Probably of very little use now but better to post this than not I guess:

In the May issue of "Bird Watching" magazine, in the "UK Bird Sightings" for March;

"A white-morph Gyrfalcon was reported flying south past Sprun, East Yorks (6th), but on the same day a hybrid falcon was also reported perched nearby."

Best of luck with finding your birds.
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Old 16-05-2008, 01:02 PM
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Thanks for the updates guy's

The problem I have is we are so tied up with the breeding season we just can't get out. Even if we were to locate the birds then we have the problem of catching them as they have never been trained and if they have survived this long then they are certainly hunting on their own so the only way to catch them is trapping and that will only work when they are hungry. The other problem is that 2 of them are hybrids 7/8 & 5/8 so they need to be caught up ASAP. The pure Gyr would not be a problem if we don't recover her and if she went onto breed with another Gyr then so be it.
Technically according to JNCC & Animal Health (DEFRA) is also not a problem as they say the Saker has been bred out of her but that is not my view a Hybrid is a Hybrid and throw backs will always surface at some stage.
Anyway please remember there is a reward for anyone catching one or all of these birds
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Old 17-05-2008, 09:51 PM
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Just an update on my last posting. I have been doing my rounds in the area where I last saw this white falcon. On talking to several locals, one old bloke told me he saw this bird on the church tower, only noticed by the amount of noise from the rooks.
So, if your from around this area please keep your eyes open.
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Old 22-05-2008, 12:22 AM
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Hi Terry

I was talking to a guy today who's friend (an experienced twitcher) had been watching a Gyr on Thorne Marshes nr. Doncaster.

He wasn't close enough to see if it was rung or not.....
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Old 22-05-2008, 07:47 AM
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have discovered that there have been confirmed sightings of a Gyr falcon in this "general part of Scotland" over the last 18 months so by the sounds of it Terry this isnt your lost bird I'm afraid.

Don't know about now, but for certain Grey Gyrs were nesting successfully not a million miles away from Nairn 15 years ago and for all I know may still be doing so.
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Old 22-05-2008, 02:05 PM
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Do you know if they held the white gene?

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Don't know about now, but for certain Grey Gyrs were nesting successfully not a million miles away from Nairn 15 years ago and for all I know may still be doing so.
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Old 16-07-2008, 06:55 PM
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Hi Terry,

I sincerely hope you get your birds back. You were kind enough to answer my many calls regarding Harris Hawk breeders in your area.

Fingers crossed,

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Old 21-10-2008, 09:18 PM
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For Kentish Falconry. Have you read the thread about the white falcon further down the LOST STOLEN list about the Dead BOP?
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Old 25-12-2008, 08:54 AM
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I dont know if this is your bird, it could have been easily caught but take a look at this on our local bird site-

Http://www.lancasterbirdwatching.org...ad.php?4,24377



I am hoping it was not "really" lost and the falconer was in the area and recovered it but I will post this as a separate thread as well just in case.

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