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MrMick 16-08-2008 10:04 PM

Here's Archie.
 
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On thursday i collected my first bird from Stuart (Sbfalconry) i was accompanied on the journey by my mentor Nigel (Musketmad). The day was one of mixed feelings, great excitement and some great concerns particularly as i watched Nigel and Stuart fit the anklets and jesses.
When we returned home Nigel managed to get him weighed at 2lb 6oz.

Day 1: Friday spent the day manning, when i picked up the leash and jesses he would fall over backwards, but by the end of the day was recovering to the fist by himself. However he needed help to get back up from the many bates during the sessions. tried to weigh but could not get him near the scales.

Day 2: Saturday when i went in to collect him in the morning for the first time, to my surprise he remained on the bow and made no attempt to bate, as i picked up the leash and jesses he stepped on to the glove, i went straight to the scales and on he stepped 2lb 3oz. he then began bating and needed to be helped.
i tried him with some food but there was no interest.
i shall have to watch him closer tomorrow as every time i put him on the bow i tie two falconers knots but every time i've gone back later to get him there has only been one, i don't know if he is undoing it or i'm not tying the second one correctly?

i'll try to keep the dairy going with his progress.
my thanks to Stuart for what i think is a cracking bird and to Nigel for his advice and guidance.

Mick

Sarah J 16-08-2008 10:09 PM

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All the best for the season 8-) look forward to seeing the thread develop :)

Pink_Eagle 16-08-2008 10:10 PM

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good luck :)

Dean 16-08-2008 10:13 PM

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Ahhhh!Brings back memories,awkward ******s!You aint gonna get any sense outta him for a while yet!!!!:lol:But he,ll be well worth it if you do a good job on him!!!!Highly underated nowadays,brilliant birds in the right hands!

RLM Spar 16-08-2008 10:15 PM

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nige will help alot.good luck

Northwest_Guy 16-08-2008 10:19 PM

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Bonni looking bird and I'm sure all will be well, All the best with him and look forward to reading your diary...

Atb

Guy

Ross Ricks 16-08-2008 10:25 PM

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handsome bird good luck

MrMick 17-08-2008 09:34 PM

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Day 3: Sunday much the same as Saturday, picked up from the bow he made no attempt to bate just stepped onto the glove, went to the scales and on he stepped 2lb 2 & 3/8oz. I sat with him indoors as it was raining and he went to sleep for about 15mins only waking at a sudden noise.

i put him out on the grass when it was dry and put his bath next to the bow, he had many drinks but did not bathe. began bating alot so took him back in to settle.

i again tried him with some food but there was no interest.

He appears to have cast overnight it was green.

No trouble with the knots today.

MusketMad 17-08-2008 09:58 PM

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Good stuff mick ,im glad hes coming round ...the green casting is an indication that hes empty mate and is bile...I shouldnt think it will be too much longer before he eats....Im glad you opted for a red as your first bird and not a harris ...keep this thread going and try not to be put off should anyone put up any derogotary comments..im quite sure that there will be a lot of newbies on here too shy to ask for advice that will be very intrested in his progress and training methods ....

Bones 17-08-2008 10:40 PM

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Nice looking Red and nice to see a begginer taking on a Red instead of a HH so best of luck to you hope all goes well for you

PAUL


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