Comments Archive 2009

Name : Liz
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Date : 29 December 2009 14:21:07
From Page : intro_o2.html

I've been trying to find a good starting point to research worldwide mythologies about owls. Your comprehensive and concise article on owl mythology really helped me find some inspiration! Thanks.

Name : mike mulligan
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Date : 14 December 2009 11:44:49
From Page : terms.html

thanks for a very informitive site,as im just starting,found it very useful,thanks once again.

Name : Russ
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Date : 2 December 2009 18:28:38
From Page : equipment.html

very useful

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Date : 18 November 2009 10:41:30
From Page : intro_o2.html

Thank you for the helpful information on Owl Folklore.
My Mom always said hearing an owl means death at your door. This morning at 3:20 am an owl woke us up hooting for almost 10 minutes non-stop. We're living in a new house, the trees planted are very small. The owl was in our neighbors tree which is near our fence. The hooting was loud.
Please don't give out my email address.

Name : jennifer potter
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Date : 17 November 2009 09:31:42
From Page : comments1.html

hi i'm doing some research on birds of prey and can't find any information on the lugger falcon at all. Could you help? Any info would be great, particularly length, weight, wing span, breeding, habitat, age in captivity and wild, diet, and any interesting facts.

Date : 3 November 2009 00:08:15
From Page : ggreyowl.html

this was extremly helpful and i will notify you in my bibliography for my science project. this was very informationl and it helped alot.

Name : andrew
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Date : 19 October 2009 21:14:31
From Page : littleowl.html

hi i have just aqquired one of these little owls. is there any advice or tips you could give me for caring for it. kind regards andy

Name : Graham J Williams
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Date : 18 October 2009 17:42:42
From Page : intro_f.html

Hi there
I,ve just found your site via google.I'm completely new to Raptors and looking to learn about them.I would like to eventually own one,but need to gain knowledge of what's required.For example would it be fair to keep one and not "Hunt"with it.I have ample space to fly a bird but am not too keen on the hunting aspect.Am I being unpracticle?
Any guidance would be much appreciated.
Thanking you in anticipation.

Name : Sally Farrell
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Date : 7 October 2009 04:06:55
From Page : eeagleowl.html

Your info was helpful but I did not know they could possibly live to 80 years in captivity. I have an eagle owl and I use her for my education program "Wind in my Feathers". Jack Hanna said the other day on tv that the eagle owls have 500 pounds of pressure when they go down for a kill- do you have any info about this fact? Thank you for your info in your article.

Name : norma ardern, cheshire
Date : 6 October 2009 16:34:33
From Page : intro_o2.html

the site is very easey to find.The content very helpful.I was rathery
intrested because after a heavy nights rine on my window i found the
ghostly out line of an owl. looking sideway on so i was wondering if there where any omens or myths. THANKS

Name : Antonio
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Date : 29 September 2009 20:28:30
From Page : goshawk.html

VERY usefull! I would suggest you to separate (using some colors, bold text and fonts oftenly using paragraphes) given informations. I am from Croatia, excuse me because of my english :D)
Go on, you are doing very well!
And one more thing...goshawk´s "gentilis" means not a noble but demotic. Check out this in some latin dictionary, you´ll see I was right ;)

Name : rick
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Date : 27 September 2009 08:00:39
From Page : harris.html

recently aquired 2 harris hawks.both have been grounded for 10 years .male is 13 and got him flying.female is at least 15 and will not fly .i deal with indeginious species in canada and am not up on harris hawks.any info or recomendations would be greatly appreciated....Rick...

Name : Devid
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Date : 9 September 2009 10:00:20
From Page : comments1.html

For your reference: http/
Thanks & Regards,

Name : Devid
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Date : 9 September 2009 09:48:35
From Page : intro_h.html

It's very useful website explaining the grey overlapping area in this raptor bird family...
Now I know who they are!
Thanks very much!
Again, this very useful website, it will be more perfect if some respective photos inserted.
Best Regards,
Raptor Birds Lover

Name : mark sherrington
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Date : 5 August 2009 23:04:58
From Page : harris.html

thanks i found this site very useful as i have been very interested in the harris hawk for the past decade, and have been learning all i can before i purchase one. however no-one has been able to tell me if i would be better of getting a female or male as a starter bird or if this mkes any difference

Name : chris morris
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Date : 16 July 2009 15:16:26
From Page : hybridf.html

i am about to try and breed a male lanner with a female saker 2010 i know it could time becouse they are young birds and its a thing that needs a lot of luck too if you could help me in any other way could you phone me 01443 837687

Name : Ray Parkes
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Date : 1 July 2009 14:20:42
From Page : harris.html

Very simple and very easy to understand.
This is all new to me so the more i understand the i will become a better Falconer

Name : howard smith
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Date : 16 June 2009 21:26:56
From Page : harris.html

my wife gave me a day flying hawks in andover wilts and i just like to say what a verry good day it was and i just wanted some more infoe and your site was spot on thankyou

Name : caitlin
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Date : 10 June 2009 15:47:31
From Page : comments1.html

HELLO I Really like eagle owls

Name : gill ross
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Date : 24 May 2009 11:51:02
From Page : goshawk.html

Hi I have a female goshawk that comes into my garden and kills the birds
can i do anything to help prevent this
gill ross

Name : scott sanders
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Date : 20 May 2009 22:23:31
From Page : goldeneagle.html

Hello the Welsh tranlation for golden eagle is eryr aur thanks.

Name : mike
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Date : 15 May 2009 22:19:08
From Page : secretary.html

Thank you needed more info you sure did help

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Date : 12 May 2009 21:18:04
From Page : redtail.html

put latin name in the chart or table it would be helpful thank you
but it was helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tried to reply by e-mail - but the email address was not accepted.
Can you let me know exactly what you mean as the Latin name is given at the top of the page for each species & also in the complete list of species. Do you mean that it would also be useful to have it in the "Also Called" section at the end - if you think that would be useful then I can easily do that.

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Date : 12 May 2009 21:16:08
From Page : redtail.html

put latin name in the chart or table it would be helpful thank you

Name : glyn ball
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Date : 10 May 2009 19:43:53
From Page : threats.html

very good site for beginners to falconry
just completed lantra course
this web site should be part of the recommended reading section
best regards
glyn ball

Name : anthony
Date : 5 May 2009 03:47:17
From Page : harris.html

it was helpful

Four entries in 27 minutes - nice to hear how people's views on the site change with time.

Date : 5 May 2009 03:36:16
From Page : comments1.html

it was really helpful about Harris hawks

Name : anthony perez
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Date : 5 May 2009 03:21:44
From Page : harris.html

no it did not help

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Date : 5 May 2009 03:20:32
From Page : harris.html

no it sucked ass

Date : 23 April 2009 00:56:53
From Page : peregrine.html

not helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The page may not have been helpful, but if you say why, then I will do my best to be helpful, if you leave an e-mail address I will reply.

Name : Lorcán Scott
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Date : 14 April 2009 10:25:12
From Page : speagleowl.html

Web page very helpful as stands, but was looking for CITIES status of African Spotted Owl. It would be great to have this information for various species together.
Many thanks,

Replied by e-mail.
Listed in CITES Appendix II.
Species List now updated to include CITES appendices.

Name : Milne
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Date : 12 April 2009 06:18:00
From Page : tawnyowl.html

Helpful, yes but I'd like to hear the Tawny owl call. Can you email me one

Replied by e-mail.

Name : Linda Wright
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Date : 7 April 2009 09:59:42
From Page : places.html

Dear Paul
I am the webmaster for the ICBP. We have an association as you wrote the book on birds of prey, for which I provided 57 images!! I volunteer for Jemima - not least as her web designer - although until December, I knew almost nothing of css code!!! I saw from our web stats that someone was referred to our site from yours - hence this email. I noticed that you have not yet been to visit. I was just going to say - I hope some time you might come along - Mima has worked her heart out restoring the old centre - it has been a major undertaking but the place is quickly coming back to life. It would be great to meet you, too.
All the best, Linda Wright

Name : Yvonne
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Date : 7 April 2009 02:46:04
From Page : intro_h.html

Thank you so much for building this site! I never knew what the difference between buzzards and hawks was. I couldn't understand for the life of me why the beautiful African Augur Buzzard was called a buzzard when in my mind, all I thought a buzzard was was a scrounger like the vulture family. So please, keep the information coming. :]

Name : Susan Gratz
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Date : 24 March 2009 15:22:27
From Page : burrowowl.html


Date : 23 March 2009 22:29:34
From Page : redkite.html

I am a person that moved from the city, Los Angeles Calif. to Baton Rouge La. and it has been a learning experience in nature.
I saw this huge bird perched in a tree in my yard and when it took off in flight its wing span was unvelievable. I first thought that ir was an owl, but the bird's body size was huge and it did not have the owl like eyes.
This ifformation has truly enlightened me and I am priting the information for future use and for my students in school (I am a school nurse).
Thank you for such detailed information.

Name : denise thomson
Date : 15 March 2009 00:30:10
From Page : cbuzzard.html

Currently rehabilitating starvving buzzard helpful to know varied diet. With thanks

Name : denise thomson
Date : 7 March 2009 01:29:25
From Page : intro.html

I read your info with avid interest. I work with thr Scottish spca and in the course of my duties rescue raptors. Informed information such as you provide is invaluable. With thanks

Date : 22 February 2009 22:37:25
From Page : snowyowl.html


Name : Charles Heap
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Date : 22 February 2009 22:23:07
From Page : intro.html

Please note that the National Birds of Prey Centre is now back under its old management and has changed its name to the International Centre for Birds of Prey.
I know that Jemima is very keen on having a successful relaunch and would appreciate it if you could update your site.
Many thanks,
Charlie Heap

Name : David H. Johnson
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Date : 12 February 2009 19:39:46
From Page : intro_o2.html

I appreciate your Owls in Lore materials. Would like to know more about your sources for this, perhaps you have a bibliography or citation list?
I am keen on this because I am working on a large book on this specific topic (Owls in Myth and Culture), and am trying hard to separate fact from hearsay in this regards.
Thank you so very much for your time and energies here!!!
Of course, I'll be keen to share with you what I have found as well.
Strigologically yours,
David H. Johnson
Director - Global Owl Project
PO Box 10258
Alexandria, Virginia 22310 USA

Name : Alberto
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Date : 7 February 2009 17:46:24
From Page : speagleowl.html

Need to know more about owls box for my garden. Pls info
Alberto Marenco

Replied by e-mail.
Assuming the box is for a Spotted Eagle Owl, the website of Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation in Mpumalanga has information about suitable owl boxes.

Date : 29 January 2009 16:53:59
From Page : intro_o.html

When I typed in google that I wanted to see why owls were nocturnal I ment it. This website doesn't tell me anything that I wanted to know so it wasn't very helpful indeed

Have you sent an e-mail to google to let them know they are returning links to sites that don't answer your question.
Seriously though, you should have found out that not all owls are nocturnal, some are crepuscular & some are diurnal - but all are capable of hunting at any time of day or night. The reasons why some owls prefer night-time hunting are evolutionary, hunting at that time of day gave that species the best chances of survival, possibly more prey or less predators - so the full answer would get very complicated because you would then need to answer why their prey is nocturnal or their predators are diurnal (or vice versa, if you are considering the diurnal owls).

Name : Sharon
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Date : 23 January 2009 16:50:27
From Page : intro_o2.html

I live in the Mid-Atlantic region Baltimore, Maryland. For the past two weeks, I have heard an owl at night outside my house in a pine tree. When it makes its sound, it only says hoo, once. Is there any way to tell what type of owl it is?
I live near woods, a farm, and open space pine trees.
Thanks for your article. I found it very interesting. As well as hearing that owls are wise, I have also heard that they are harbingers of death. Any explanation from your perspective especially about where I live and owls and death would be greatly appreciated.
Be well,

Replied by email.
Of the 5 species of owl I found listed as being found in Maryland the most likely species is the Great Horned Owl. The other four species are the Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owls, Northern Saw-whet Owls & Barn Owls, none of which makes a "Hoo" call.
As for owls being wise & harbingers of death - it's just old myths with no foundation in reality.

Name : trevor sorbie
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Date : 16 January 2009 22:25:04
From Page : intro_o2.html

i dedicated my british hairdresser of the year award to owls. that is my comment. partyboy99

Name : stephen taylor
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Date : 16 January 2009 20:57:14
From Page : beagleowl.html

good info on bird and picture

Name : Kevi Rose
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Date : 12 January 2009 07:49:44
From Page : speagleowl.html

A useful site. I had an unexpected visitor to my garden one week ago (Spotted Eagle Owl chick) and needed information in order to give it the best chance. Too date the parents are still feeding it so am hopeful that it will survive. My best estimate is that is around 3 - 4 weeks old so I have a few more weeks of keeping the black kites and pied crows at bay. Thanks for the info.
Kevin Rose

Name : lucy kresken
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Date : 10 January 2009 19:15:17
From Page : threats.html

your page about raptors threats was just what i was very very helpful thanks so much!!

Date : 4 January 2009 17:29:15
From Page : goshawk.html

Thanks for this very informative page - It's the first I have found that seems to be based on 'real life', rather than just re-quoting something found in a pocket guide book! I am trying to identify an elusive bird of prey I have seen briefly only a couple of times and so am looking for things like typical flight, hunting technique, calls etc, not just what the bird would look like if it would sit still on a perch somewhere and wait for me to get the binoculars on it! I think this site is great.

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