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Old 29-06-2012, 09:25 PM
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Bow: 26" wide 13.5" from floor to top of rubber .

Developed around a shape ive used for red kites


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The Red Kite's tail is much longer than other birds.

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Mike couldnt you make the bows somewhat lower as the one with the mhh on looks far too high , the ideal bow would have the hawks tail only a few inch off the floor by doing so the leash would be nice and short once attached to the hawk and ring , just constructive critasium a nice bow shape is the name of the game .
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i could but then i'll get from the goss boys its too low , its a happy medium and has to cover a wide range of birds .

And taking the various lengths of cut grass on the lawn for good measure

if its a little higher birds feel safer than at ground level
Why not make two sizes, one for Gosses and Red Kites, (Although I don't expect the Red Kite market will be that big), and one for Harris's etc.

As long as there is nothing higher nearby, the bird will be quite happy at whatever height the perch is.
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Old 29-06-2012, 10:18 PM
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The Red Kite's tail is much longer than other birds.



Good point Dave.



Why not make two sizes, one for Gosses and Red Kites, (Although I don't expect the Red Kite market will be that big), and one for Harris's etc.

As long as there is nothing higher nearby, the bird will be quite happy at whatever height the perch is.

Who puts Red Kites on bow perches these days?
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can you donate me one mick

Worth a try....
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Dan's recently purchased bow for his male harris hawk Messi in use
Nice looking bow that, I dont think the hieght is an issue really as by the looks of it the ring would pass over freely anyway.
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Old 30-06-2012, 11:04 PM
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I think she keeps the majority on blocks. I wouldn't put a kite on a bow personally,
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Old 30-06-2012, 11:20 PM
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I think she keeps the majority on blocks. I wouldn't put a kite on a bow personally,
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I suppose Mima has been doing falconry longer than most have been alive, so I expect she has a good idea what she wants. She asked calvin to make bows specifically for Red Kites. I suppose their normal habitat being in trees and branches, a bow is more suitable. Don't think there are many blocks in trees,
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I suppose Mima has been doing falconry longer than most have been alive, so I expect she has a good idea what she wants. She asked calvin to make bows specifically for Red Kites. I suppose their normal habitat being in trees and branches, a bow is more suitable. Don't think there are many blocks in trees,
One could be forgiven for suspecting she knows what she is doing.
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I suppose Mima has been doing falconry longer than most have been alive, so I expect she has a good idea what she wants. She asked calvin to make bows specifically for Red Kites. I suppose their normal habitat being in trees and branches, a bow is more suitable. Don't think there are many blocks in trees,
I keep all my hawks, buzzards and eagle on blocks they don't do any worse then if they were on bows. Too many people focus too much on the past and tradition. I've kept kites on both bows and blocks and personally would always keep them on blocks especially mentally retarded imprint kites which are second only to owls in terms of intelligence.
Jemima slants imprints as noise'y and aggressive in her books yet flies imprint kites, imprint vultures, imprint eagles and at this point imprint raptors are common place and flown without issues.
Its a case of do as I say not as I do.
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