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Old 24-09-2017, 04:37 AM
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I wish he will meet his owner soon. Is it Northern goshawk?
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Old 24-09-2017, 10:04 AM
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When I was doing bird control on a landfill site several years ago, I used to write my mobile number on the jesses. I used to write it in big bold numbers, easily seen. My lanner peregrine went off on a jolly. About 20 minutes later I got a phone call from a woman the other side of town, she said your bird is sat on my wall. I promptly jumped in the Landy and soon pulled up outside her house. A few people were gathered looking at her, I held out my glove she jumped on. After thanking the woman we were on our way back to the site.
This quick retrieval was due to my easily seen mobile number, a great idea saving time and a lot of hassle!
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Old 24-09-2017, 01:59 PM
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When I was doing bird control on a landfill site several years ago, I used to write my mobile number on the jesses. I used to write it in big bold numbers, easily seen. My lanner peregrine went off on a jolly. About 20 minutes later I got a phone call from a woman the other side of town, she said your bird is sat on my wall. I promptly jumped in the Landy and soon pulled up outside her house. A few people were gathered looking at her, I held out my glove she jumped on. After thanking the woman we were on our way back to the site.
This quick retrieval was due to my easily seen mobile number, a great idea saving time and a lot of hassle!
Hi Mark, how big are we talking? See I was thinking of putting holes in the jess and pulling it tight so the whole number came through and have it straight because when it bends around the leg you canít see the whole number unless youíre close and maybe need to spin it a bit. If the bird is caught then not a problem. You can get these bigger but for them to be worn as a ring then I went for the smallest size.
Iíll put a pic up showing what I mean shortly.

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Old 24-09-2017, 02:14 PM
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Hi Mark, how big are we talking? See I was thinking of putting holes in the jess and pulling it tight so the whole number came through and have it straight because when it bends around the leg you canít see the whole number unless youíre close and maybe need to spin it a bit. If the bird is caught then not a problem. You can get these bigger but for them to be worn as a ring then I went for the smallest size.
Iíll put a pic up showing what I mean shortly.

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Hi Tom I just used to write it down the fly jesses, in as big a numbers as I could fit on so as it can't be missed.
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Old 24-09-2017, 02:45 PM
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Hi Tom I just used to write it down the fly jesses, in as big a numbers as I could fit on so as it can't be missed.
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I personally fly with just anklets. If the ties are fitted like in this pic then can be read by myself from 2 metres away maybe a bit further in good daylight. The blue one is the actual length cut after the last number so about 30mm.
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Old 24-09-2017, 09:59 PM
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I personally fly with just anklets. If the ties are fitted like in this pic then can be read by myself from 2 metres away maybe a bit further in good daylight. The blue one is the actual length cut after the last number so about 30mm.
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Looks good Tom its worth trying.
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Old 25-09-2017, 02:07 PM
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Looks good Tom its worth trying.
Iíve fitted them to my birds as rings for Now but that was another idea. I was also thinking of putting them around the anklet. Iíd have to put holes just on the inside of the eyelet and thread through so it didnít touch the birds leg. Only thing is the head of the cable tie could get in the way a bit when threading the jess
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Old 25-09-2017, 06:04 PM
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I thought these looked good but expensive.
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Old 25-09-2017, 07:25 PM
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Yes they are smart and yes expensive. Also would they dry out and need replacing every season or even sooner and would the writing wear off? I know some of the text has worn off the breeders ring on one of my birds so could be very expensive. Iím sure Iíve seen similar idea for a lot less but still costly. The cable ties work out about 35p each with adhesive lined heat shrink if using for rings or 15p if were to use as a tag. Either way still cheap and could tag 300 birds or ring a hundred birds for less than a set of those anklets.

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Old 25-09-2017, 09:16 PM
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I think that you would keep the metal part and just make new anklets, and put the metal part around them. Keep recycling them. You method would work just as well.
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