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Old 29-10-2016, 12:27 PM
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Well done Gerry, so pleased for you. I have to say I really miss flying Farah, but am persevering with her son 'Storm' who is in his second season & beginning to get his act together. Still not the same though, Farah was awesome..!


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Old 30-10-2016, 10:47 AM
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Me too! She's had a dozen or so in the past few weeks, j never feed anything of them other than a bit of the neck though
Don't think it matters how much Shaun - they just have to eat from an infected duck.

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Well done Gerry, so pleased for you. I have to say I really miss flying Farah, but am persevering with her son 'Storm' who is in his second season & beginning to get his act together. Still not the same though, Farah was awesome..!

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What happened to Farah Nige?

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Old 30-10-2016, 11:00 AM
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Oh dear ,well i shall have to do immediate exchange/carcase swop from now on i guess !
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Old 30-10-2016, 11:24 AM
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Sunday, 30th October 2016 at 07:30hrs – Dry, Overcast, 54F, Calm – 29╝oz


The falcon killed her second drake in as many flights this morning. I found a trio of mallards on a small roadside pond and allowed another short walk-in of only 200yds. She was at 150ft within a half minute but briefly went on something away from the pond and lost all of her height as she straight-lined. Fortunately she turned and began to remount so I went in early to avoid a repeat and she stooped from 227ft. The ducks arced around the back of the lane and it looked like they would all drop back in but only one made it as she put them under severe pressure at the bottom of her stoop and two changed their plans and continued on only for the peregrine to cut one down following a short throw-up. A rapid wing-over secured the 42oz greenhead in a laneside ditch only 30yds shy of the water. I was so paranoid following Keith's post that I had picked her up after only a brief amount of plucking before I'd realised I'd forgotten to take a photo!

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Old 30-10-2016, 11:27 AM
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Don't think it matters how much Shaun - they just have to eat from an infected duck.



What happened to Farah Nige?

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She fell in love & started breeding..!!! All very well, but I am loathed to take her away from her mate to fly her & risk losing her or injuring her. She's worth too much now. I will, however, try a female from her one day if at all possible, & failing that, I will, after we have enough offspring, take her back & fly her again....hopefully..!!

Great that you got out for a flight today already, it looks damp & horrible here today..!

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Old 30-10-2016, 11:29 AM
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Nice one gerry once they figure them out they can make it look easy
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Old 30-10-2016, 12:18 PM
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Hi Gerry,

It would be a sad day when you can't feed duck to a duck hawk. Although it pays to keep an eye out, I think the risk factor is very low, until signs of this ailment because commonly seen. Even then, ducks and pheasants are riddled with baddies that you can't see and peregrines do just fine eating them, as do people.

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Old 30-10-2016, 05:55 PM
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She fell in love & started breeding..!!! All very well, but I am loathed to take her away from her mate to fly her & risk losing her or injuring her. She's worth too much now. I will, however, try a female from her one day if at all possible, & failing that, I will, after we have enough offspring, take her back & fly her again....hopefully..!!

Great that you got out for a flight today already, it looks damp & horrible here today..!

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Ah - very good news Nigel. I wouldn't risk flying her either!

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nice one gerry once they figure them out they can make it look easy
Cheers Shaun - looked that way today for sure.

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Hi Gerry,

It would be a sad day when you can't feed duck to a duck hawk. Although it pays to keep an eye out, I think the risk factor is very low, until signs of this ailment because commonly seen. Even then, ducks and pheasants are riddled with baddies that you can't see and peregrines do just fine eating them, as do people.

Well done on the duck.

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Ta Nick - thanks for putting things into perspective.

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Old 30-10-2016, 09:57 PM
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Ah - very good news Nigel. I wouldn't risk flying her either!



Cheers Shaun - looked that way today for sure.



Ta Nick - thanks for putting things into perspective.

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Old 30-10-2016, 10:18 PM
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Well done Gerry, missed reading your posts, is the white spot with the blue dot the start place of the flight?

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