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Old 07-12-2017, 09:40 PM
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Looks like your having loads of success. Lovely write ups and pics.
Glad you made it back for the play, you would have been in deep do do if you hadn't.
Thanks Sue, to true. Why is it that it always seems to go wrong when you have to be somewhere. Kind regards Chris

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Interesting you get that bit extra light in the west. For me, when I was hawking in Essex, it would of been pitch black by the time you took that pic....

Well done again....Atb
Thanks Bryan, yes it is quite a difference from one side of the country to the other, I used to notice it a lot when I used to travel up to Scotland a lot. Atb Chris
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:21 PM
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Hi Chris,

Congrats on the Hen & new permission, I find it great how these things come around sometimes. I have a question for you about the bird. I'm guessing your emphasis on your time of flying hunting has something to do with this but have you noticed if the Goss is at a peak of focus or yarak? I know this is something quite typical with Accipiters & Longwings so was just wondering if this is something you see in your bird?

Happy Hawking,

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For sure Bradley, although he is flying more of an appetite now than a weight. I have noticed that if I feed him late in the day I have to leave him until late-ish the following day. When on a kill, I always allow him to plume for a while, then trade off with a pheasant leg and thigh from the previous kill, but if left to his own devices he would take an age to break in, choosing to pluck virtually every feather first, so he obviously isn't that hungry. Is currently flying two and a quarter ounces over his starting weight, but will chase a pheasant out of sight.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:31 PM
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Got out for an hour this afternoon, very windy. Flushed the pheasant from a large patch of brambles, after telemetry tracked down and following the sound of the crows, found him stood up to his chest in the stream with the dead cock bird in his feet. So game over to wet to carry on. Regards Chris


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Old 10-12-2017, 08:10 AM
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Fantastic flight yesterday, he is high in weight, straight out of the box, walk 50 yards, flushed the hen that fllew 250 yards down over a field of kale, pulling it out of the air over the trees. To say I'm happy with him is a understatement!!😁👍🏻regards Chris


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Old 10-12-2017, 08:29 AM
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:19 PM
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Chris you're obviously having a great season, is it your best yet with this hawk? Or just your usual standard of hawking?

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Old 11-12-2017, 07:32 AM
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Chris you're obviously having a great season, is it your best yet with this hawk? Or just your usual standard of hawking?

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Thanks Bryan.
I am probably a bit down on numbers, as I started a bit later this year but he's probably flying as well has he's ever gone this year.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:30 PM
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Nice couple of pictures there Chris , well done keep it going . Tony
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Old 13-12-2017, 08:25 AM
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Hi Chris

Glad your season is going well.
Can I ask do you just keep him on gamebirds or has he taken corvids etc?

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Old 13-12-2017, 05:22 PM
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Glad your season is going well.
Can I ask do you just keep him on gamebirds or has he taken corvids etc?

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Thank you David, he was initially entered on rooks and crows, and has taken a mixed bag over the last three years, pheasants, Partridge, ducks, One Woodcock, moorhen and a few various. But yes I do predominantly fly him on gamebirds as I like working the dog and I have access to land with plenty of gambirds. Kind regards Chris
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