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Trevor Hodges
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06/04/2020 10:40 pm  

That’s such a shame Trev I haven’t had any trouble here so far but have seen her around. Phil has had a terrible time. He had 16 youngsters flying well but over the last few weeks is down to 3.

That is a massive loss

It was strange really mate. They were flying really well then he lost 3 in one day. Then a few days ok then another 3 in one go. He had one come back smashed up that he had to dispose of. He also had an old bird come back with half it’s tail missing.
Has certainly got a problem around there with something. Could be a peregrine rather than sparrow hawk, or both.

That is terrible Andy, makes me feel quite fortunate. I have lost 4 now this year but its the first I have 2 on the same day 🤔😡
As you say it could be more than one pair or Pergrinnes as well.


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07/04/2020 1:01 pm  

Thanks Trevor ,Were down to 4 missing now ,Had 1 as it was getting dark last night had to put the ights on to get her in and one this morning ,so as I say 4 to go but still time


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07/04/2020 3:36 pm  

Grr sorry to read about the hits Trev & Steve. Hope she is on the nest asap.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


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07/04/2020 7:59 pm  

i'm tempted to leave mine in until nearer may now. Do feel guilty for not letting them out but i can't afford to lose any more to sparrow hawks.


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Andy123
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07/04/2020 8:11 pm  

i'm tempted to leave mine in until nearer may now. Do feel guilty for not letting them out but i can't afford to lose any more to sparrow hawks.

Should be ok after a couple more weeks.


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Trevor Hodges
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07/04/2020 9:27 pm  

Thanks Trevor ,Were down to 4 missing now ,Had 1 as it was getting dark last night had to put the ights on to get her in and one this morning ,so as I say 4 to go but still time

Good to hear you have 2 more back Steve, fingers crossed for the other 4 🤞🤞


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Trevor Hodges
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07/04/2020 9:29 pm  

i'm tempted to leave mine in until nearer may now. Do feel guilty for not letting them out but i can't afford to lose any more to sparrow hawks.

It certainly won't hurt to keep them shut in for a couple of weeks especially as you have so few birds, probably a good call mate.


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07/04/2020 10:04 pm  

Only 2 shot now and still time its only been 1 day


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Trevor Hodges
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07/04/2020 10:08 pm  

Only 2 shot now and still time its only been 1 day

Great news Steve, they have done well 👍


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Andy123
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07/04/2020 10:14 pm  

Only 2 shot now and still time its only been 1 day

Great to hear Steve, hope the other 2 turn up.


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Trevor Hodges
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10/04/2020 10:19 pm  

Had another strike today but fortunately we were in the garden and managed to scare the hawk off but not before she had pinned one of my squeakers to the ground, thankfully the baby escaped with only a couple of superficial injuries. All the birds are back in the loft safe and sound tonight so got away with it today, if it had been a normal day and we had been at work the poor little one would have been a goner. The bird concerned is number 89, askamates in the breeder buyer comp.
These birds are so quick and fearless, they just appear from nowhere.


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10/04/2020 10:25 pm  

Had another strike today but fortunately we were in the garden and managed to scare the hawk off but not before she had pinned one of my squeakers to the ground, thankfully the baby escaped with only a couple of superficial injuries. All the birds are back in the loft safe and sound tonight so got away with it today, if it had been a normal day and we had been at work the poor little one would have been a goner. The bird concerned is number 89, askamates in the breeder buyer comp.
These birds are so quick and fearless, they just appear from nowhere.

Glad all survived mate


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10/04/2020 10:56 pm  

Had another strike today but fortunately we were in the garden and managed to scare the hawk off but not before she had pinned one of my squeakers to the ground, thankfully the baby escaped with only a couple of superficial injuries. All the birds are back in the loft safe and sound tonight so got away with it today, if it had been a normal day and we had been at work the poor little one would have been a goner. The bird concerned is number 89, askamates in the breeder buyer comp.
These birds are so quick and fearless, they just appear from nowhere.

glad he got away mate, i was on the verge of letting mine out today, it was a perfect day to let them out but i decided not to risk it.


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devo56
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10/04/2020 11:05 pm  

Sorry to hear mate, but pleased to hear the youngster is ok.


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Andy123
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10/04/2020 11:39 pm  

Glad to hear you got them all back in Trev and the youngster isn’t too bad.


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