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Chalkies first flights!

Ahh! Such a proud birdy momma. For the past, like... erm? 2 weeks? I've been manning him, getting him used to being handled again and feeding on the fist and today I thought. Hey, I'm gunna bite the bullet. And the results were fab. I tied his creance (training line) to the swivel and popped the perch up at the back of the garden and placed him on it. I moved a little bit away and with one whistle he came real fast. Then again and again and again! He's so brilliant! On his first day too This must be like the first time in about 4 years he has flown to me outside of his aviary. I let him settle after that, but afterwards I knew I could push him more. He's clever and he needs to get fit. So I bought him to the fields by my place and I popped his perch in the ground. Jack un-did the training line again and stepped out of the way, holding it for me. Chalkie was still full from earlier so I'm amazed he did ANYTHING let alone fly well he flew a good 5/6 times, and FAR! He must remember how it works with flying haha. He seemed to really enjoy himself. I will be posting videos of him on the training line and when I feel like the weather etc and himself is good enough I will fly him free, but perhaps not in my area. I may have to take him elsewhere. I couldn't cope with losing him.

Here he is flying in the tiny bit at the back of the garden. Please excuse the mess. We've been moving everything around again

Chalkie's first flight out of the aviary - YouTube
I will definitely be doing progress videos, as long as he is okay with it of course. I didn't take a camera up the fields today. Didn't wanna upset him but I may tomorrow, to give you a good idea as to how he is doing.

I'm picking up the female Harris' hawk on Monday too, so you'll get to see her progress as she trains with me

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That's fantastic Daisy! I can't wait to see more videos of you guys flying Chalkie! He is such a gorgeous bird.



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Thank you Kayla! I will hopefully get one today of his longer flights for sure

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I just got caught up on some of your youtube video's, this one was amazing, I also love "Chalkie says hello" the look on his face is soo cute and I love his big eye's.

(actually I loved them all, including the turtle in the tub)

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Thanks Shannon! It's nice to know people actually WATCH them he is super cute. Most falconers wouldn't like me, cause I enjoy the birds company and flight. Not killing everything

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Well, today could of gone a lot better. We tried glove to glove work which he wasn't as keen on. He much prefers flying from his posts and perches. The wind today was awful but it only picked up half way through the session. We tried as hard as we could to wait in between the wind and he was okay then but as you can see from this vid, it didn't work out so well the wind blew hard as he went to land and he went right over me

A bit windswept! - YouTube
This will give you an idea as to how windy it was
Strong winds - YouTube

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considering how terrible the wind was today we still had fun definitely
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He's so cute and very talented, I know the proud feeling you have Phoenix can now fly from his cage to the dinning room and cage to living room all by himself very proud stuff I'm sure eventually he'll b ok to go glove to glove just keep at it

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Oh I will work hard. It was only his second day

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Well that's still good progress for day two keep posting videos I think he's such a cutie

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I will get him going again at the weekend I have all next week off too

I'm hoping grandad comes back with the female tonight!

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Great videos, What a beautiful bird. When do you get the girl?



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Hopefully tonight, I'm really worried the guy will bail out

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I am jealous. I would love to fly a bird of prey.
I've held loads and my son is crazy about them!
He just loves owls.
In August we have free tickets to Alton Towers.
I'd love to swing by the falconery centre One day maybe on the way home or something.

Can't wait to see how Chalkie progresses.

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Thanks Kate! Owls are nice to fly but they are a pain

Which falconry centre will you visit?

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Hopefully the one you're at.

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Ooo, I thought I had said. I got fired

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Maybe I missed that!

But by August you might have another job!

At least you have Chalkie to fly.
And hopefully the female.

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Yeah haha! I was furious to start with but it's their loss. I just miss the birds

You'd be welcome to fly Chalkie if he's free flying

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