Gareth Jones Falconry Page
I am a member of the South Glos & West Wilts Raptor Club. We meet
on the first Monday of the month (excluding Bank holidays) at the Compass
Inn Tormarton, just outside Bristol, M5 Junction 18
||I have a male Harris Hawk called Blake. I picked him up in August 94
and I have learnt a lot with him. He has had a lot of problems with his
feet, splitting and dropping talons. He was never as fit as my friends
birds, tiring easily. A blood test showed that there was some kind of tissue
damage, this was cleared by the use of antibiotics. At the start of the
last moult his wing swelled up and the vet had to remove the wing follicles.
I was advised that it didn't look good and that his wing may have to be
amputated. I was given antibiotics and creams etc. and he recovered remarkably
quickly. I have decided to rest Blake and yesterday (30/08/97) I purchased
Furn, a female Harris Hawk that was hatched on the 05/04/97.
|Melvin with Blake (on his shoulder) and Tarra, his female Harris.
||Ian Holloway, Bristol Rovers Player/Manager with Blake
|Me with Furn 25/10/97. She's coming on but its slow Progress. If I'm
able to keep it up you can read of her progress here.
Gary with Kate, must have had a good day !
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