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Old 09-07-2017, 01:19 PM
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I've picked up an adult male goshawk today in Suffolk, and any help in finding its owner would be appreciated.
It is wearing jesses and is close rung.
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:03 PM
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I've picked up an adult male goshawk today in Suffolk, and any help in finding its owner would be appreciated.
It is wearing jesses and is close rung.
Regards,
Tony.
Nice thing to do Tony. Hopefully you'll be able to get it reunited with its owner, hopefully the IBR will be able to work their magic!

Kind Regards,

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Old 10-07-2017, 01:13 PM
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At least it,s safe now hope you find the owner soon well done mate
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:54 PM
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Thanks.
The owner made contact this evening, and is looking forward to meeting the goshawk he last saw 7 years ago!
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:44 PM
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Unbelievable Tony, I take it that he is in good health. How did you manage to pick him up, did he get himself caught in a Partridge pen or something similar. As I am guessing after seven years it wouldn't be too keen to come to the fist of the lure. Anyway great news. Almost makes you think he might be worth releasing again seeing as he's obviously been doing so well. All the best Chris
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:21 AM
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Unbelievable Tony, I take it that he is in good health. How did you manage to pick him up, did he get himself caught in a Partridge pen or something similar. As I am guessing after seven years it wouldn't be too keen to come to the fist of the lure. Anyway great news. Almost makes you think he might be worth releasing again seeing as he's obviously been doing so well. All the best Chris
Hi Chris,
he was caught in a Larson trap apparently, and despite a little superficial damage, is fine.
I must admit to being very taken with him, and prior to the owner getting in touch, was starting to fantasise a little .
But the original owner is excited at the prospect of having him again, so there's only one thing I can do now of course.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:34 PM
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Thanks.
The owner made contact this evening, and is looking forward to meeting the goshawk he last saw 7 years ago!
Best wishes,
Tony.
Wow !

If that bird has been out the whole time then that is one hell of a hack !

May take abit of manning down I would guess but should be good at hunting once done !

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:37 AM
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Wow !

If that bird has been out the whole time then that is one hell of a hack !

May take abit of manning down I would guess but should be good at hunting once done !

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I disagree,
His style of hunting would now be that of a wild goshawk and not the style of a falconer who flys goshawks in a sporting manner.
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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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