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Old 10-11-2017, 04:00 PM
Royal Black Royal Black is offline
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Default New Goshawk

Hello Everyone,

I got this Gos last week, i believe it was caught a couple of weeks ago, and he was tired. he is eating, and in good shape. i would appreciate few tips in dealing with him. I have had a lanner falcon before and a common buzzard, but this is my first time with a Goshawk. He is eating whatever birds i offer him, but still trying to adapt. I could not define the gender, but i guess most probably it is a male, (please feel free to correct me). what would be the easiest way to help him adapt? any tips for training?
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:22 AM
TerryS TerryS is offline
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Default Re: New Goshawk


Please try to look after him, he's a beautiful and very wild hawk. The perch doesn't look good for his feet long term.

Are there any experienced local falconers that can help you ?

Best of luck


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Old 11-11-2017, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: New Goshawk

As Terry said that perch isn't really suitable and if you are going to keep him in good condition you could make a much more suitable ring perch from a small barrow wheel welded or bolted to an upright piece of metal tubing. If you go through some of the short wing photographic threads you should see something similar to give you a rough idea. A spray mist water bottle should help you both out and you should be using scales.
Here is a film of someone in a similar situation, training their first Goshawk.
N.B. It is only a film and the falconer or austringer is portrayed by an
Actor, it should however give you a rough idea as to what is required.

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