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Old 13-10-2017, 03:51 PM
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I can hardly believe it but my Gyr/Peri/Saker is still moulting. Although the end is in sight, it will probably be almost November before he is flying, so no chance of an early season partridge or grouse or even a pheasant. Anyone else waiting impatiently?
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Old 13-10-2017, 04:49 PM
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My Peri/Gyr/Saker is still in moult, about 80% done. My Gyr/ Peregrine is about the same. The Peregrine and Peri/Saker are done, all have been moulted together in the same environment so head scratching is the order of the day.
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Old 13-10-2017, 05:58 PM
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My Peri/Gyr/Saker is still in moult, about 80% done. My Gyr/ Peregrine is about the same. The Peregrine and Peri/Saker are done, all have been moulted together in the same environment so head scratching is the order of the day.
So it's not just my bird then, just so frustrating.
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Old 13-10-2017, 06:47 PM
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My Harris completed her moult, I was just thinking about reducing her weight and she went and dropped her decks again. Frustrating!
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Old 14-10-2017, 09:07 AM
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My Harris’s had the longest moult ever this year, really strange. At least now I know it wasn’t just mine. John
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Old 15-10-2017, 08:10 AM
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My Harris’s had the longest moult ever this year, really strange. At least now I know it wasn’t just mine. John
Likewise.....Very strange.
We are up and going now though !
I will try a touch of clover honey next moult to try help things along !

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Old 22-10-2017, 07:00 PM
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I can hardly believe it but my Gyr/Peri/Saker is still moulting. Although the end is in sight, it will probably be almost November before he is flying, so no chance of an early season partridge or grouse or even a pheasant. Anyone else waiting impatiently?
Hi Doug, hope your well, I fear the moult is only a falconers disease. I learnt with my Golden eagle that his weight had to be cut down long before he was hard penned, if I wanted any length to his season, even with feathers that had inches to grow down, we hit the fields to catch hares, with no ill affects to growing feathers, you saw him enough to know he was feather perfect. Last season I went grouse hawking with my pergrine, she was cut down in early August & hit the field with several primary feathers still in blood with no ill affect to them when finished. This season I'm later getting out but the tiercel Peregrine still had feathers growing down, I ignored it, cut him down and he has had five outings so far with the last primary almost down and no sign of any thing wrong. As you know, in all the old falconry manuals, falcons were always cut down before they were hard penned, ready for the glorious 12th.
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Old 23-10-2017, 09:06 AM
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Artemis almost finished caught her up yesterday with very little fuss so finishing moult on her bow can't wait to get back out atb
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