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conorhawk
09-21-2010, 05:18 PM
Sunday September 19th
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42fleet
09-21-2010, 05:21 PM
NICE !!!!!

cllhawker
09-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Conner your bird is the best looking RT i think i have ever seen in my life other than an albino! good luck with him!!!!

conorhawk
09-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Really you think she's the best looking? I don't know about that I think in that photo she looks like the ugly duckling. But I keep her around because she's good game hawk and is pleasant to work with.

Personally I liked the way she looked last season but thats just me...

Jimmy
09-22-2010, 09:29 AM
That's a fine looking bird. I'd like to see a shot of her relaxed, in good lighting.

frootdog
09-22-2010, 12:02 PM
That's a fine looking bird. I'd like to see a shot of her relaxed, in good lighting.

Page 2 of this thread Jimmy http://www.nafex.net/showthread.php?t=7269&page=2

High Desert Hawker
09-22-2010, 04:18 PM
Beautiful bird,Conner. Great pics.clappclapp Keep 'em comin'

EricADugan
09-22-2010, 04:53 PM
When is she going to darken up? lol.
Eric

lockedon67
09-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Stunning pictures ! Thankyou for sharing.

cllhawker
09-22-2010, 09:24 PM
Really you think she's the best looking? I don't know about that I think in that photo she looks like the ugly duckling. But I keep her around because she's good game hawk and is pleasant to work with.

Personally I liked the way she looked last season but thats just me...


Well duh! Id give anything to have that morph of bird! Down here is the same Ol' RT

cwd56
09-22-2010, 11:29 PM
Well duh! Id give anything to have that morph of bird! Down here is the same Ol' RT


If by down here you mean Texas, I've seen all kinds of morphs, last year I think we saw 3 black red-tails and several rufos one's. They are out there, you just gotta keep your eyes open. And on another note, The same ol' RT's can be very good looking birds.

conorhawk
09-22-2010, 11:33 PM
If by down here you mean Texas, I've seen all kinds of morphs, last year I think we saw 3 black red-tails and several rufos one's. They are out there, you just gotta keep your eyes open. And on another note, The same ol' RT's can be very good looking birds.

I agree I have seen some amazing looking regular morphs. and if you want a dark morph so bad keep your eyes open or drive to a place that has them lucky for me Wendy was only about 45 minutes away.

conorhawk
10-10-2010, 02:27 PM
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/DSCN7619.jpg

Zarafia
10-10-2010, 02:50 PM
Wendy looks fantastic! What a beautiful bird.

skooky20
10-10-2010, 08:57 PM
so i was wondering are you moving to new york and if you are, are you bringing this beautiful creature with you.

conorhawk
10-10-2010, 10:06 PM
so i was wondering are you moving to new york and if you are, are you bringing this beautiful creature with you.

Yep I'm moving next month. As far as Wendy goes she will be with me till death do us part.

FredFogg
10-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Yep I'm moving next month. As far as Wendy goes she will be with me till death do us part.

Conor, keep a close eye on her when you move. Immune systems are different in different parts of the country. I have heard of falconers birds getting sick after being moved to a different part of the country. Just keep an eye on her and be aware!

Oh yeah, be prepared for her to have a heart attack when she sees a fox squirrel for the first time! LOL

conorhawk
10-10-2010, 10:34 PM
Conor, keep a close eye on her when you move. Immune systems are different in different parts of the country. I have heard of falconers birds getting sick after being moved to a different part of the country. Just keep an eye on her and be aware!

Oh yeah, be prepared for her to have a heart attack when she sees a fox squirrel for the first time! LOL

Fred thanks for the tip I have heard of birds getting sick from climate change and the weight can sometimes change drastically with weather. I hope she will make a good Squirrel hawk. I'm sure she will she has proven to be an excellent soar hawk and recently a great fist hawk too. a bit of training and persistence and I'm sure we can get over any problems I might face.

FredFogg
10-10-2010, 11:56 PM
Fred thanks for the tip I have heard of birds getting sick from climate change and the weight can sometimes change drastically with weather. I hope she will make a good Squirrel hawk. I'm sure she will she has proven to be an excellent soar hawk and recently a great fist hawk too. a bit of training and persistence and I'm sure we can get over any problems I might face.

Well, if she is taking Jacks, I am sure she can handle the squirrels. I got my little red-tail out today for the first time. When I left a week ago to go trapping she was 56 oz but I put her on a diet while I was gone and she was down to 49.8 oz today. Manned her a little and fed her off the fist and did some hood training or should I say re-training. She only needs to loose a couple more ounces to be back at last years hunting weight, so we should be ready to go in a week or so. Just too many leaves on here in NC to hunt squirrels so I will be taking her up into the mountains of VA where the leaves fall sooner in a couple weeks and the squirrel slaying will commence! LOL

Goose
10-11-2010, 01:04 AM
Dang that bird looks good. I just got a dark morph. PFRT. Hope she is a good hunter first, but if she looks like that. I might be keeping her.

California Native
10-11-2010, 01:51 AM
Conor,
Beautiful photos of Wendy and I especially like the one of her on the rock with her silhouette against the large mountains behind her.

Are you moving ?

conorhawk
10-11-2010, 02:23 AM
Yeah I'm moving to NY next month.

YARAK191
10-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Can u pick up another dark morph male n i will pick him up when u get east!! Your never going to get a bird that dark again(least in NY) What part of NY are you moving to?

conorhawk
10-11-2010, 02:28 PM
I'm moving to Long Island. In a few years I might go get a tiercel Harlan's and breed them. That is if I can get a breeding license... It sounds like Harlan's hawks are a lot easier to find then the rufous or melanistic morphs.

Then again who would want chamber raised Red Tails?

skooky20
10-11-2010, 04:12 PM
on the island there are bunnies and squirrels. and the bummer part is you will miss the state meet. but there is always next year.

Jimmy
10-12-2010, 10:28 AM
That is if I can get a breeding license...

Then again who would want chamber raised Red Tails?


Not falconers. Zoos, education centers, movie people, etc, do though. But there's not a huge market for them.

conorhawk
10-12-2010, 01:14 PM
October 12th
#21, Jackrabbit
Caught off the fist


http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/21.jpg

Saluqi
10-12-2010, 01:21 PM
Schweet!!! Savior your time hunting jacks in the wide open spaces.

conorhawk
10-12-2010, 01:29 PM
Thanks Paul. Hunting a Red Tail on Jackrabbits off the fist is a ton of fun and the flights are really classy too!

cllhawker
10-12-2010, 09:34 PM
Dude that is Sweet!!! I cant wait to get my RT!!!! My sponsor and i are going to try and find a harlans or an very light bird. If not we'll just get the reg RT which btw work just as well!!!! Goodluck with her!

conorhawk
10-14-2010, 01:45 PM
It's not a Jackrabbit but was still caught off the fist in fine style.
October 14th, #22, Bunny
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0854.jpg

tony123abc
10-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Conner,
I am going to miss your So. Cal pics. But I am sure a young man with your talent will be able to put some neat stuff up out there in the woods of the N/E. Enjoy your new adventures.

conorhawk
10-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Today was a bit slow, I didn't flush a whole lot in my normal field so I packed up and headed to a different field and we ended up successful again.

October 15th, #23, Jackrabbit, Caught off the fist.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0933.jpg

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0952.jpg

YARAK191
10-15-2010, 09:33 PM
AWSOME ON YOUR HEAD COUNT! A BEAUTIFUL BIRD LIKE THAT DONT NEED TO KILL ANYTHING!! I know not very falconry like but wow that bird is out of this world pretty!

conorhawk
10-15-2010, 11:26 PM
Thanks Rich she has a good personality and is a good gamehawk. I think I will keep her around for a while...

conorhawk
10-17-2010, 09:13 PM
October 17th
#24, Jackrabbit
Caught off the fist.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0997.jpg

Dirthawking
10-17-2010, 09:28 PM
clapp

And just why exactly are you giving up hunting like this to move across the US?

skooky20
10-17-2010, 09:49 PM
he wants to hunt squirrels lol

Takasho
10-17-2010, 10:03 PM
clapp clapp clapp Congrats on another. Great pic! Wendy sure is a looker!

conorhawk
10-18-2010, 10:27 AM
clapp

And just why exactly are you giving up hunting like this to move across the US?

I have to move, I'm sure hunting Squirrels and Snowshoe Hare is going to be fun though.

conorhawk
10-18-2010, 10:31 AM
clapp clapp clapp Congrats on another. Great pic! Wendy sure is a looker!

Thanks Isaac! I have really been enjoying her this season she's faster, more accurate, better mannered, and has better field control.

conorhawk
10-31-2010, 10:50 PM
I have still been out flying her and catching game almost everyday out, Just have not had time to throw up any photos and I have not had one that I thought was that great.

Here is #34 of this season a Jackrabbit caught out of a slope soar.

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0001.jpg

cllhawker
11-02-2010, 06:39 PM
Dude awesome photo! that should be on the cover of a book!

jnelly32
11-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Dude... jacks off the fist!! That is bad-freaking-#ss! Isaac's been telling me about that gamey dark morph of yours - finally had a chance to find your thread - and it's just as good as he said. I was planning on hunting my PMRT using the follow-on technique until I heard about Wendy. I've been hunting him almost exclusively from the fist and have found he is plenty fast to chase down cottontails. Jacks are obviously a different story - but you have to start somewhere.

There will be jacks before long...

How far to Canada from Long Island? As good as Wendy is maybe you could find some wolverines? :D

conorhawk
11-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Thanks Joel, Wendy has not only taken rabbits off the fist but to my surprise she has also taken birds off the fist. Wendy has made me realize how diverse a Red Tail really is she has now flown from the fist, T pole, thermal, slope soar, telephone poles, trees, rocks, and buildings. The only thing left to do that I can think of is throwing her at game like someone would throw a football but "it takes two hands to hold a whopper"

I guess thats why the Red Tailed Hawk is the most abundant raptor in North America, they can adapt to just about anything.

There will probably be no photos for a while because it is time for my last California video that I hope to have up before the end of November.

California Native
11-03-2010, 11:08 AM
Conor,

Your photos are excellent. I especially like the top one on this page. What camera is used ?

Dan

conorhawk
11-03-2010, 11:58 AM
Dan I am using a Canon PowerShot G12 for most of the ground shots. The flying shots are taken with a Nikon D5000 and the video of Wendy is taken with a Canon HV40.

Gonehawking
11-03-2010, 08:25 PM
Class Picture's Conor..:D

carlosR
11-03-2010, 11:27 PM
Very impressive gamehawking! Enjoy your new adventures in the East.

California Native
11-03-2010, 11:28 PM
Dan I am using a Canon PowerShot G12 for most of the ground shots. The flying shots are taken with a Nikon D5000 and the video of Wendy is taken with a Canon HV40.

Hi Conor and thanks for the camera information. Nice cameras for sure.

I was looking at my last CHC Journal and I'm thinking I saw you in there. Holding a falcon. Is that you ?

Dan

conorhawk
11-04-2010, 12:35 AM
Yeah, Thats me flying in the sky trials with my sponsors bird.

California Native
11-04-2010, 07:00 PM
Yeah, Thats me flying in the sky trials with my sponsors bird.


You are already famous ! I was at that meet but not the skytrials. I heard about you and the falcon..Dave Cherry's bird.

conorhawk
11-07-2010, 11:21 AM
We were in a slump for a while, She just didn't catch anything for four days maybe because the heat spike? Anyway she caught #37 a Cottontail from a light pole yesterday at about 9:30am.

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0280.jpg

hawkstir
11-07-2010, 11:32 AM
That's a great photo!

High Desert Hawker
11-07-2010, 02:51 PM
Love the pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post them. Hope you and Wendy have a great year.

YARAK191
11-07-2010, 06:42 PM
Is there any other redtails as hot as wendy? What a lady!!

conorhawk
11-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Red Tails are the masters of crashing through brush.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0563.jpg

frootdog
11-09-2010, 04:00 AM
When's the big move connor? Will NY let you keep your CA sponsor?

johntomo
11-09-2010, 08:29 AM
Sunday September 19th
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/DSC_0231.jpg
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/DSC_0234.jpg
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/DSC_0254.jpg
thats the darkest plumage i've seen on a red b4.

johntomo
11-09-2010, 08:30 AM
We were in a slump for a while, She just didn't catch anything for four days maybe because the heat spike? Anyway she caught #37 a Cottontail from a light pole yesterday at about 9:30am.

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0280.jpg
am a fan of this pic conor nice one m8clapp

conorhawk
11-09-2010, 10:51 AM
When's the big move connor? Will NY let you keep your CA sponsor?

I'm not sure about all the regs I asked for the packet with all the info and I never got it. noidea

conorhawk
11-09-2010, 10:55 AM
thats the darkest plumage i've seen on a red b4.


Check out post #8 I don't think you can get much darker than the last bird.

http://www.nafex.net/showthread.php?t=8383&highlight=harlans

johntomo
11-10-2010, 08:22 AM
Check out post #8 I don't think you can get much darker than the last bird.

http://www.nafex.net/showthread.php?t=8383&highlight=harlans
wow that is dark conor,lovely bird as well.

conorhawk
11-11-2010, 03:13 PM
#40 & #41 Caught off the fist.
Photo İMatt Feltman.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/conorhawk/IMG_0800.jpg

REYNALDO
11-11-2010, 04:27 PM
clappGOOD LOOKING BIRDclappman you guys are rocking the population of socal jack rabbits. awesome awesome job!!!clapp

ptotten
11-17-2010, 11:33 AM
Wow! What an inspiration you and your beautiful bird are! I always look forward to new posts on Wendy's album! You GO, man!beeer

conorhawk
11-17-2010, 01:14 PM
Wow! What an inspiration you and your beautiful bird are! I always look forward to new posts on Wendy's album! You GO, man!beeer


The video is coming out soon, I wish I brought the camera into the field yesterday she was rolling out of 1000-1500 foot thermals on Valley Quail! some of the most amazing flights I have ever seen, she did not get any though.

james morrisontoxic2
11-21-2010, 11:49 AM
some lovely pics there