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Old 16-11-2012, 11:47 AM
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These are short films about hunting snipes with my 2 year old tiercel peregrin. This bird killed 19 snipes. 13 in a first year, 5 in second and 1 this season so far. But started moulting very late, some feathers are still growing.. Last year he was sick and was later on antibiotics. But looks like he is fully recovered now. Flying weight is around 650g its 1.7 1/4.
This day he had a stoop 4 times on 4 different snipes in one flight.
First film from dog work, second is falcon flight. Watch in HD.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyj5...e_gdata_player

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdSI...e_gdata_player
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Old 16-11-2012, 12:18 PM
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very nice, has always apealed to me snipe hawking, if i ever fly a peregrine i think it will be at snipe.

Great footage, that setter works great, nice and fast. some quality falconry
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Old 16-11-2012, 03:01 PM
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Hello

These are short films about hunting snipes with my 2 year old tiercel peregrin. This bird killed 19 snipes. 13 in a first year, 5 in second and 1 this season so far. But started moulting very late, some feathers are still growing.. Last year he was sick and was later on antibiotics. But looks like he is fully recovered now. Flying weight is around 650g its 1.7 1/4.
This day he had a stoop 4 times on 4 different snipes in one flight.
First film from dog work, second is falcon flight. Watch in HD.

Cheers
Eric
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyj5...e_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdSI...e_gdata_player
Well done!
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Old 16-11-2012, 05:49 PM
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Nice little videos well done.A nice team you have there.I would love to see some snipe hawking.
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:13 PM
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very nice, has always apealed to me snipe hawking, if i ever fly a peregrine i think it will be at snipe.

great footage, that setter works great, nice and fast. some quality falconry
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Thank you for your kind words. Snipe is very challenging game bird. My setter is only 22 months old. Not too much like for irish setter. He works very well in light winds, but needs to get more experience in a windy days. Its his first season, so no too bad.
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Well done!
Thank you Brian.

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Nice little videos well done.A nice team you have there.I would love to see some snipe hawking.
If you'll be down in Kerry, and the weather will be good, we can go and try some snipe hawking

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This video is from today. It is really hard to take any good video and do a proper falconry. I tried to capture stoop of tiercel, but when I'm too far from my dog he wont flush snipe. No success again, but good flight. After that stoop tiercel tried again .and climbed at the same pitch. Unfortunately I flushed snipe when a bit out of position and he did not get a speed to have a chance to kill. Watch in HD.
Eric

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Old 17-11-2012, 10:41 PM
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Thank you for your kind words. Snipe is very challenging game bird. My setter is only 22 months old. Not too much like for irish setter. He works very well in light winds, but needs to get more experience in a windy days. Its his first season, so no too bad.
Cheers
Eric



Thank you Brian.



If you'll be down in Kerry, and the weather will be good, we can go and try some snipe hawking

Hello All

This video is from today. It is really hard to take any good video and do a proper falconry. I tried to capture stoop of tiercel, but when I'm too far from my dog he wont flush snipe. No success again, but good flight. After that stoop tiercel tried again .and climbed at the same pitch. Unfortunately I flushed snipe when a bit out of position and he did not get a speed to have a chance to kill. Watch in HD.
Eric

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Old 19-11-2012, 04:53 PM
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Great hawking there Eric.

One thing that works well when filming birds at pitch and in a stoop is, before the flight, zoom in on an object that is away maybe 1/3 - 1/2 km (like maybe the roof tops in the last video) and let the camera autofocus on that point. Then without changing anything, switch to manual focus. Then when you zoom back out a bit, you will be basically in focus all the time out to that distance. This will keep you from losing the falcon when the autozoom starts driving around when the falcon is up high.

I look forward to seeing more flights and thanks for sharing!
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Old 19-11-2012, 05:06 PM
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Did I hear swearing in Polish. ? good dog in the making.
Cheers Erik for the vid.
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Old 19-11-2012, 05:12 PM
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Filming is hard work thats for sure ,nice pitch have you had any problems with carrying?
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Old 19-11-2012, 06:20 PM
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when the autozoom starts driving around when the falcon is up high.
Sorry, meant to say "autofocus".
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