Hawk attack

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trench
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Re: Hawk attack

Post by trench » March 25th, 2017, 9:00 pm

stevekulpa wrote:
March 25th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Ours got hit this afternoon now only 7 missing hit them 6 ft from me but never got one they went everywhere ,you have to watch them all the time. now they are a plague to pigeon fanciers :x :x
Sorry to hear that Steve, hope the others return tomorrow mate.

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by trench » March 25th, 2017, 9:01 pm

rainbow wrote:
March 25th, 2017, 6:09 pm
so sorry to hear that trench may have a few ybs end of april if it helps
Thanks for that George, very nice of you :D

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by trench » March 25th, 2017, 9:07 pm

grizzlecock wrote:
March 25th, 2017, 8:13 pm
trench wrote:
March 25th, 2017, 5:39 pm
Came in from work this morning, lovely day so Lisa had the birds out. We were sitting outside the loft having a coffee, our 8 birds were all happily pecking around on the ground. All of a sudden 3 of our older birds took flight, before I had a chance to look up and see what they had seen a sparrow hawk came down between us and hit one of our new blues on the ground. I managed to scare it off before it took a proper hold of the bird, all the birds flew off including our youngest that hadn't flown before. They disappeared into the distance but stayed together, the youngest came back first and landed on the house. After a while the others also landed back on the house, they flew on and off a few times but eventually came down. All came in except from the two blues from Mr Coulter, one of which was no where to be seen. Unfortunately they had only just started to fly and haven't been far yet. One of them has since come in, the other (the one the hawk hit) is still missing. Can't believe the nerve of these birds, it had no fear of us in the garden, absolutely gutted !!!
In 30 years I have never had birds hit around the loft before, how long did any of you keep your birds in for after a hit ??

We wrote a full page artical in the then Pigeon Sport and Racing Pigeon comics around 15 years ago.....we leart the hard way...now we have no fear whatsoever of the female sparrowhawk... there are several other ways to beat this problem...and your "it had no fear of us in the garden" should make it very simple to control this pest.....
Would like to have read that article fella !!
I will have to try and get wise to them and do some research, if you can't beat nature I guess you have to learn to live with it.

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by trench » March 25th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Thanks all for your support and comments, I will let you know if she returns.

Beast wishes to you all.

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by billywhizz83 » March 25th, 2017, 9:32 pm

I've had nothing but issues with hawk this last 2 yrs lost 9 birds to it last year a 3 this ...taking them mid air and off the roof...was even sat on the fence looking at me I've been within 2ft of it.it was that bad I had them in lock down for 3 months let them out and it hit a bird but it got away with a big gash and a closed eye.

I real pain far too many of them about summer months don't really see it.

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by billywhizz83 » March 25th, 2017, 9:33 pm

It's been that bad I let 3 birds out at a time and training toss only

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by Andy123 » March 25th, 2017, 9:36 pm

This is certainly the worse time of the year for the sparrow hawk

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by billywhizz83 » March 25th, 2017, 9:50 pm

It is mate I've seen it local on fields near me chasing birds whilst I was working.unreal

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by trench » March 25th, 2017, 10:08 pm

billywhizz83 wrote:
March 25th, 2017, 9:50 pm
It is mate I've seen it local on fields near me chasing birds whilst I was working.unreal
I feel for you fella, sounds like you have quite a torrid time of it.
I knew they were around here as our Dad had trouble with them but have never seen it first hand until day, quite an eye opener.

Best wishes fella

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Re: Hawk attack

Post by billywhizz83 » March 25th, 2017, 10:30 pm

Thanks mate keep plodding on ill try the old CD's soon a think ...it's had my best tipplers I got of a guy they were worth a lot of doe.pisstake

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