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Old 13-04-2012, 07:57 AM
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I've come across a video quite remarkable that shows the amount of punishment a gyr can endure as well as his determination and agressivity
I didnt found a thread purely on gyrs except colour discussions
S o I create this one ,don't hesitate to have a go at it sadly I'll have no time left to put as much dedication as the ones on peregrines falcons so it will to rely on everybody to succeed
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Old 13-04-2012, 08:12 AM
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I'm just going to go right ahead and say that the falconer who owns this bird is a (I'll do this a bit better than the forum software, too) !%$#@&^ *)_%*!

The vanity is sickening.
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Old 13-04-2012, 08:31 AM
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I've come across a video quite remarkable that shows the amount of punishment a gyr can endure as well as his determination and agressivity
I didnt found a thread purely on gyrs except colour discussions
s o I create this one ,don't hesitate to have a go at it sadly I'll have no time left to put as much dedication as the ones on peregrines falcons so it will to rely on everybody to succeed
let's start with my contribution
FALCON VS LARGE CANADIAN GOOSE - YouTube
Not a pretty sight I've seen this before somewhere and couldn't believe the falconer stood by and watched his hawk take this kind of punishment, unbelievable!!


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Old 13-04-2012, 09:22 AM
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Agreed I've seen it and certainly don't want to watch it again. The bird was later killed in a different hunt. The only reason that a Gyr will take a hiding like that and keeps going back is that it desperately needs food, in others words its so sharp its painful. End of story.
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Old 13-04-2012, 09:34 AM
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Honda official site ..
Does that mean they condone this ???
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Old 13-04-2012, 09:40 AM
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I'm just going to go right ahead and say that the falconer who owns this bird is a (I'll do this a bit better than the forum software, too) !%$#@&^ *)_%*!

The vanity is sickening.

Seen this before and it is either a very confident and brave bird or hungry but even hunngry hawks wont take on anything just to eat it must have thought it had a chance to keep going back for more
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Old 13-04-2012, 10:09 AM
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Agreed I've seen it and certainly don't want to watch it again. The bird was later killed in a different hunt. The only reason that a Gyr will take a hiding like that and keeps going back is that it desperately needs food, in others words its so sharp its painful. End of story.
That is what was happening. To put it in the most basic terms; the bird was starving and desperate for food. How sad is it that some experts here do not seem to recognise this sad fact. The cretin flying the bird is far beneath contempt and when the falcon later met it's demise, it was likely to be even more malnurished and desperate. In other words it was starved to death.
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We shouldn't mistake the bird's "bravery" with desperation - which is the only reason this bird is risking its life fighting this goose.
The wingwhipping that gyr took, I wouldn't be surprised if it died after this altercation - I cannot see any reason why we should take the falconer at his word that the gyr was later killed by an eagle.
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Old 13-04-2012, 10:49 AM
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Sorry guys I didn't look at it properly and do apologise for it
I agree 100% with your views, I wouldn't have accepted it if that had been My hawk , I was puzzle at the begiinning by the way it was presented , a hawk on a rock , nojesses noboots , and for a few moment thought it was a wild oner
is when thinks became violent that I realise that a wild hawk even young would have never reacted like that
once again sorry evry one should have check it better .
it will be allright if the moderator could then surpess this thread .
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Old 13-04-2012, 11:36 AM
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i did see that video couple years ago , wild falcon still very rare not easy to compete them with captive bred. i m sure the captive one will run away from first attack from the goose.
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