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Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 11-11-2017, 04:35 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Out in the nettles and bramble by some derelict farm buildings today, We had one attempt off the glove at a cock pheasant but it shook him off, can't really hit them hard enough this way, so put him...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 10-11-2017, 05:03 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Its been a quiet week, we had a nice chase at the beginning of the week on a ferreted rabbit which jinked him 3 times before making safety, but since then very little. Really enjoyed this one today,...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 02-11-2017, 06:28 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Thanks for sharing that, I've not stopped thinking about it all day, he is pretty much silent especially in the field, the old call out at home but that's usually buzzards high over head but this was...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 01-11-2017, 10:28 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Strange day working a small vineyard, we started around the hedgerows and had a few flights at rabbits hiding in the cover but none would break all simply moving in the cover. He suddenly stopped...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 25-10-2017, 06:54 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

The last few days we have been working the grassy fields, building the fitness and recall training. but today I got off early so had the opportunity to try a local wood, the cover is really heavy and...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 21-10-2017, 04:59 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Chasing quarry is the best way to get them fit, so if we can get some consistent action it will come. Taking him to new place tomorrow which has a mix of quarry hopefully it will work out and we can...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 20-10-2017, 08:39 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

1lb 15 1/2oz today and went free with no problems.
A bit windy so took him to an unused horse paddock where the grass is knee deep, worked him along the tree lined edges and recalled out across the...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 19-10-2017, 07:55 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

He has tipped 2 feathers in each wing during the moult, I don't think I need to imp at this point but will see how it all works out. will go free tomorrow providing the wind is not too bad with a...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 19-10-2017, 02:40 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Thank you both, I'm looking forward to getting back out there.
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 18-10-2017, 09:13 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Season 10:
I reclaimed Archie on the 7th October and confirmed my fear that he had not had a complete moult.
I have reviewed all my notes and do not really understand what I have done wrong but...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 27-09-2017, 08:53 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Hi Terry,
We are not off to very good start I'm afraid. Archie's tail is still not fully down and from what I can tell he has not dropped a single primary, I have not found any feathers on the...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 08-08-2017, 12:24 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Recomended books

Take a trip to your local library, I was surprised just how many falconry books were available and of course you can make requests to have books transferred from other areas. I read probably 20+...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 07-08-2017, 02:19 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

I'm really pleased with them both, I've started to see a few young around these last couple of weeks but no great numbers.
Hopefully we will all have a better year.
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 06-08-2017, 07:08 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Have now got the new ferrets for this season both albino, a hob who I purchased locally his parents are small so hopefully he won't be too big and I can work him but the main reason for getting him...
Forum: General Falconry & Bird Talk 22-07-2017, 10:02 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: SB FALCONRY

you should be able to contact him on FB
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 03-07-2017, 11:07 AM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

No primaries yet so will be a while
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 02-07-2017, 08:30 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

The warm weather seems to be helping, had a clean up today and collected these.
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 10-05-2017, 07:34 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Well I was being to think he was never going to start this year but today a bright red deck feather was on the floor. As it was clean up day I retrieved it and to my surprise I found the other one on...
Forum: Bird Identifications, Latin & Common Names 28-03-2017, 08:10 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Raven Update

Musketmad does not come onto the forum much.
Forum: Harris Hawks 12-02-2017, 10:13 AM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Rogue 2016 female Harris hawk

nice write ups and pictures, I'm enjoying your thread can almost visualize whats happening. long may it continue.
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 05-02-2017, 04:18 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

After two kills in two days he was high in weight but manageable. Farm land today, walking along the ditches and hedges between the fields a few times he held fast over very dense areas and his...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 05-02-2017, 08:32 AM
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Views: 154,533
Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

Its happened a few times over the seasons, it was probably worse in the early seasons. During our first season the footing was a daily risk and it took a few seasons to get him comfortable with my...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 04-02-2017, 05:38 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

As its the end of the game season we are back to the squirrels today he was a little heavy but still very responsive and we were having some excellent flights, as usual they quickly come down to...
Forum: Members Birds Diaries, Logs and Journals! 03-02-2017, 05:05 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Here's Archie.

We have been seeing a few rabbits over the last couple of weeks and last weekend he got his feet on one but was knocked off as it dragged him underground, so today i thought we should return to that...
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-01-2017, 08:24 PM
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Posted By MrMick
Re: Meet the new girl!

Nice write up Shane, sounds like your having some good sport with this hawk. Its amazing how different they are when you can maintain a fitness level from chasing quarry, in my opinion there really...
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