Comments Archive 2007

Name : Jack H - MK UK
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Date : 28 November 2007 14:26:16
From Page : harris.html

Useful page. Had a pen pal in the USA who had a female Harris' hawk she trapped 30 years ago in juvenile plumage still flying and enjoying life...

Name : Mandy Butt
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Date : 17 November 2007 15:49:53
From Page : speagleowl.html

Very helpful indeed - thank you!
I have found an adult bird with an injured wing and trying to source a rehab centre for it.

Replied by e-mail.
Unfortunately Mandy did not tell me where she lived, from her e-mail address I guessed South Africa, so gave her the address of a rehab centre I had previously found.
If you do need to ask me about rehab centres, if you can give me your location I can try to find somewhere close to you - e-mail me if you prefer.
Check out the advice given on the Raptor Foundation website, but also beware that laws vary from country to country, so try and find local advice.

Name : shari
Date : 14 November 2007 23:36:13
From Page : harris.html

this was sooooo helpful for me. thank youso much

Name : R.Dobinson
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Date : 8 November 2007 18:28:58
From Page : redtail.html

I found this site very imformative

Name : Julie
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Date : 2 November 2007 16:19:58
From Page : intro_o2.html

Thank you for this synopsis of owl folklore. As I stepped outside just before dawn Oct 29, I clearly heard a hooting owl which I believe'd to be in the large evergreens to the left of our front door. Due to low light I was not able to actually see the owl. First I was filled with delight as we've only heard the owl from somewhere in our neighborhood. Then concern took over as I remembered reading that some native americans believed the owl to be a sign of impending death. I wasn't sure what to do, but decided to continue to take my beloved pet for her "simple surgery". Sad to say, she never recovered from anaesthesia. What do you think of the hooting owl? I've checked every day at the same time since then, there has been no sign or sound of the owl.

Replied by e-mail.

Date : 1 November 2007 16:01:39
From Page : redtail.html

excellent page

Name : Hannah
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Date : 30 October 2007 21:07:19
From Page : shortearowl.html

Is it a buteo ????

Replied by e-mail, referring to my species list.
The buteos are the buzzard family (hawks in the USA) of raptor, which are unrelated to owls. The Short-eared Owl is a member of the Asio family of owls.

Date : 26 October 2007 22:06:35
From Page : goshawk.html

it was thank you

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Date : 18 October 2007 06:18:19
From Page : Unknown Last Page

Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!

Name : ashley wright
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Date : 17 October 2007 16:47:30
From Page : eeagleowl.html

yes your site was very helpful however i'm looking to purchase an eagle owl and could do with some advice on setting up the mews[size etc]i do have experience with birds of prey [redtail harris and peregrin]but im unable to get any serious pointers on breeders availability etc any advice would be greatly appreciated

As stated before, I prefer not to help on buying/selling raptors. In the UK, I would direct people to such magazines as Cage & Aviary Birds or The Independant Bird Register or a falconry forum such as Falconry Questions. I have no information for other countries.

Name : michelle guy
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Date : 16 October 2007 14:35:53
From Page : osprey.html

hi, i had a bit of difficulty trying to send an email to you not sure why.... you see i have been on this site trying to find out about oesprey's red kites and sea eagles, i want to plan a trip next year for my husband to see as many birds of prey as possible, what i need to know is where and when how will i find out this information, i really do hope you can help me, i think this site is great......

Replied by e-mail, with useful sites in the UK.

Name : julie
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Date : 14 October 2007 20:36:56
From Page : intro_o2.html

Very interesting thank you. It gave me lots of information about owls.

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Date : 10 October 2007 13:02:22
From Page : Unknown Last Page

Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!

Name : Eric Bernon
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Date : 11 September 2007 13:45:15
From Page : speagleowl.html

Have rescued 3 owllets. Parents both dead. Approximately 2 weeks old. Feeding them fillet and chicken. All doing well. Will release them when ready.
What else can I feed them ? do they need calcium etc.??

Replied by email.
Repeating my advice to get professional advice from a local rescue/rehab centre - both for the welfare of the bird and also to find out if there are any legal issues (I believe the person lives in South Africa).
I gave some advice on food & the requirement for fur/feather to produce pellets but pointed out the problems of the baby owls imprinting on him and that he may not be able to get the birds back into the wild if this does occur.
Just to reiterate - my basic advice is to leave the birds alone unless they are in immediate danger, if it is necessary to intervene then seek professional advice before, or as soon as possible after, moving the birds.

Name : Chris Harper
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Date : 6 September 2007 13:36:32
From Page : goldeneagle.html

On September 3rd 2007 I was walking in the English Lake District and spotted what looked like a kite flying about half a mile away from me. I was looking almost into the sun against a cliff face so it was hard to tell at first, but then I saw the shaddow of what was in the air against the cliff... my first ever glimpse of a Golden Eagle.. the only male left in the Lakes.
Many thanks for this great web page tell me more about them, really has helped and my kids will be thrilled to read all about what they saw.

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Date : 5 September 2007 12:49:31
From Page : eeagleowl.html

In Bengali, this bird Bubo bubo is called "huto paechaa" with the first 'ae' in "paenchaa" being nasalized.
Any and every bit of information helps when someone is setting out for the first time.

Date : 29 July 2007 19:04:48
From Page : intro_o2.html

Yes! It was helpful and interesting and I will add this to my favorites!!

Name : Jeffrey Ott
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Date : 18 July 2007 19:04:08
From Page : redkite.html

Very useful site. thanks very much.

Date : 18 July 2007 05:46:40
From Page : intro_o2.html

very informative and helpful......thank you!

Date : 15 July 2007 13:05:40
From Page : intro_h.html

Very informative. Thank you.

Name : Stuart Bean
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Date : 26 June 2007 20:12:18
From Page : harris.html

Very informative.I have,this very afternoon visted a Hawk Center in North Yorkshire U.K.and had the great pleaser of flying a Harris Hawk. This information about the Harris Hawk greatly increased my knowledge and general interest. Thank You.

Name : Robert
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Date : 17 June 2007 20:50:21
From Page : redtail.html


Replied by email.
Giving my my usual advice of getting as much training as possible prior to getting a bird - these questions will be covered. Also reading any books on falconry will give the answers too.

Name : Dan
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Date : 29 May 2007 00:21:12
From Page : goldeneagle.html

I let you know the Romanian name for the "golden eagle" = acvila aurie
"aur" = gold
"aurie" = feminine adjective

Replied by email.
Thanks, page is now updated - I also found another Romanian name Acvilă de munte (Mountain Eagle)

Name : David Gifford
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Date : 28 May 2007 22:46:25
From Page : eeagleowl.html

Been looking at Eagle Owl info. I found the page quite interesting. I saw a report on the local news, about a footpath at Dunsop Bridge. The footpath has been closed due to eagle owls attacking dogs, that were being walked by their owners. The footpath runs between their nest and their perch.

I saw that report too - it is likely that the parents are defending their young. Nicely illustrated by a photograph of a completely different species in The Guardian - possibly a Little Owl.

Name : Bob
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Date : 6 May 2007 18:48:58
From Page : intro_h.html

Excellent info on harris hawks.
Always a bird lover. Esp raptors. Seriously contemplating owning a harris hawk, but want to do alot of research first before comitting myself and, of course, the bird.
I had a "flying experience" with the Raptor Foundation as a gift from my wife
Excellent! The ultimate experience in "birding".

Date : 1 May 2007 21:10:05
From Page : goldeneagle.html

I was look for some thing about there sight but this was helpful

Name : Kaylyn Merten
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Date : 24 April 2007 22:50:31
From Page : comments1.html

Hey I waz jsut doin this paper on eaglez and I just didnt really find the right stuff that i needed like their hunting tikme and the sight and usage of their feet and smells. Im glad to see that alot of others have found this site useful so if their is anybody that knows any one of these things that i mentioned pleaz let me know
Thanks for your help!! :)

I will happily pass on any info that anyone has for Kaylyn, but I prefer not to be responsible for any garbage/spam going her way, so have removed her e-mail address from the guestbook.

Name : cute butt csyco things even out
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Date : 24 April 2007 22:39:07
From Page : comments2006.html

hey ya'll this website waz helpful but there wazz just a few things that didn't help with this chart like just a sillay lil things that I found out by my self!! thanxs any way!!!

Name : winspool
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Date : 23 April 2007 23:18:13
From Page : Unknown Last Page


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Name : Andrew Dobson
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Date : 10 April 2007 14:34:36
From Page : hybridf.html

There are some small gaps in your entry on hybrid falcons (though congratulations on the whole site - it is most comprehensive!). You have tried to shore up the definition of hybrid vigour, but you don't go far enough. Hybrid vigour ONLY comes about when heavily inbred lines are crossed. Most hybrids, particularly those from good breeders (where parents are not inbred) will NEVER show hybrid vigour. (Hybrids are actually more likely to have genetic defects than outbred pure species). The 'aim' was never to get the 'best of both worlds'; hybrids were created as a fairly experimental biproduct of the captive-breeding rush that followed the crash of the peregrine population in the States. GB falconers were quick to use hybrids for their breeding projects because it removed suspicion of nest-robbing.

Replied by email.
Will update page with additional info at some point.

Name : J.R. Moreno
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Date : 6 April 2007 18:47:03
From Page : intro_v.html

Re: Turkey Vulture Site
This was a very helpful site; giving the history and the current ecology of the bird. I am a student at Reedley College, located in Reedley, CA. This site was a great source for my wildlife ecology presentation. Thanks
J.R. Moreno

E-Mail : Supplied
Date : 15 March 2007 11:37:58
From Page : eeagleowl.html

I found the information provided on the european eagle owl to be very useful and informative. My friend is taking on a pair of eagle owls and is thirsting for information about them.
Thank you.
Charles Burton.

Name : Henry
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Date : 13 March 2007 01:16:37
From Page : intro_h2.html

Thank you very much. I learned more than I ever expected to.

Name : Kathy Goldner
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Date : 9 March 2007 23:47:09
From Page : redtail.html

Yes, your information was helpful. I teach Indian games to children in the 4th grade - the games played by the Indians 900 years ago that lived where they live now! A friend has supplied me with turkey feathers to put on my spears that are thrown with the atatl. Not a game, but part of the presentation. This friend resently encountered a dead Red Tailed Hawk - or as you point out - Buzzard, and knew it was illegal to take the feathers. Do you know how we can optain these feathers legally and then pass that information on to our students?
Kathy G. Chesterfield, Missouri

Replied by email.
Unfortunately, being based in the UK I have no real knowledge of the varying state laws in the US. I have found the website for the Missouri Falconry Association for you, there are contact details there and somebody should be able to help.
Another possibility is the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Name : timmy
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Date : 28 February 2007 00:17:03
From Page : eeagleowl.html

just a quick ? is there eagle owls in ireland?by the way ur doing a great job1

Replied by e-mail.
quick reply : no.
Longer reply : Currently, in the wild, the Eurasian Eagle Owl is found across much of mainland Europe, across to the Eastern side of Russia and into parts of Japan. There are also some found on the northern tip of Africa where it is closest to Spain.
Just like the UK, it is possible that there are Eagle Owls in Ireland that have escaped (or been released) from captivity and there is the outside chance that some may have migrated there.

Name : Caleb Pace
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Date : 26 February 2007 15:23:54

My apologies to Caleb - I accidentally deleted his message regarding if there was anywhere he could buy a female Snowy Owl
I replied by e-mail with the following :
I do a lot of voluntary work for a raptor rescue centre, that houses many birds, especially owls, that people have bought and then found not to be a suitable pet. In my opinion, it would be irresponsible to give advice on where to buy a bird when I do not know the person and especially their training in ownership of birds of prey.
My advice would be to get on a training course, learn as much as possible about the type of bird you wish to own, and ask the person who is training you where to purchase a bird and on the most suitable species for yourself.
In my opinion, whilst many species of owl may make suitable "pets" (for want of a better word), Snowy Owls most certainly do not. Without careful training, they can be very aggressive and cause serious injury.
Another consideration is the laws in the country that you live in - the laws on ownership of birds of prey, including owls, vary considerably throughout all countries of the world. You don't tell me where you live, so am not able to advise whether or not it is permissible to buy a Snowy Owl where you are.

Name : Marina Harkins
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Date : 24 February 2007 22:54:31
From Page : intro.html

Very useful, thank you. It has helped me prepare a presentation for a new course I am developing on Falconry.

Date : 21 February 2007 08:46:00
From Page : intro_o2.html

interesting information..

Date : 22 January 2007 12:13:35
From Page : threats.html

I found an inaccuracie with this. I disagree that it is only rich people that shoot. I know of people that aren't rich that shoot every season.
'which are bred strictly for the right of rich people to kill.' this is what i disagree with.
Other than that, I found this an informative site.
Thank You

OK, I stand corrected, some less than rich people may be involved in the shooting as well.
My comments about gamekeepers were meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but several people have said that I am unjustified in these remarks. I would just like to highlight the following reported in The Scotsman in September 2007.
"Between 2001 and 2006, there were just 12 convictions in connection with persecuting birds of prey, with seven of those in 2006. Nine of those convicted were gamekeepers with one shoot manager, a crofter and a pigeon fancier making up the rest."

Name : Evaine
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Date : 8 January 2007 17:09:58
From Page : trivia.html

Very useful, thanks - and I put Humphrey ap Evans' book on our shop catalogue only yesterday, so I'll have to have a good look at it before it sells!

Date : 7 January 2007 23:27:23
From Page : threats.html

Thank you this page has helped me with a research paper!

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