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Re: Bird Banding

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:39 pm
by Ridgerunner
zelph wrote:Yes, I thought he was going to be missing facial parts pretty quick. I eventually was able to hold the hawk in my hand so they get a photo shot of me and the guy that caught it. He put a band on it prior to the photo session just incase I were to release it :lol:
You holding that killer bird? I want to see that picture.....lol

Re: Bird Banding

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:50 pm
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:
zelph wrote:Yes, I thought he was going to be missing facial parts pretty quick. I eventually was able to hold the hawk in my hand so they get a photo shot of me and the guy that caught it. He put a band on it prior to the photo session just incase I were to release it :lol:
You holding that killer bird? I want to see that picture.....lol
You'll get the chance :D

Here is more info:


Re: Bird Banding

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:59 pm
by zelph
Here is look at the way the pidgeon is worked when a hawk has been sighted. There was a hawk that had swooped down towards the sitting pidgeon but did not stick around. It probably heard us talking. :roll: I saw it and said: hey, there's one out there!!!


Re: Bird Banding

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:07 pm
by Ridgerunner
Thanks for the vids. Gives us a better understanding how the process works. Is the ground net spring loaded?

Re: Bird Banding

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:43 pm
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:Thanks for the vids. Gives us a better understanding how the process works. Is the ground net spring loaded?
Yes, the ground net is spring loaded. One on each side in the center where it folds in half. pretty heafty springs.

I can't imagine catching a bald eagle in the net and having to get it under control. I'd imagine one of it's talons could go right through your wrist, forearm etc oooh that's smarts ouchh!!!!