Lost another bird to a coopers hawk today. They were doing great, rolling and looking good, and out of nowhere comes a coopers hawk and nails one of our birds...that's number 2 for the year....very sad day.
Dave... I disagree with your approach and it's my opinion that you are incorrect especially if one values the individual lives of the birds in their care.WRONG, Charis.. it is has been going on for thousands of years, and there are still Pigeons, right? There is NOTHING sadder than a flight type pigeon locked in a Prison. you just need to train, and breed your birds to avoid them... IF Coopers were that GOOD, i would not have Ferals under every Bridge between here and work.... Dave
Love you my friend, but there is no way them birds will be not lofting around the house come September.You cannot do it. Print this...I willLOL! From what i hear other people say, you are doing GOOD!
I have lost two also. i miss my homer hen and my tipplers! i would add a couple or four birds that fly different, I.E. High fliers, or homers, tends to confuse them some what. As many people have said, vary your fly time, GET some bottle rockets!
I will be on lock down this summer, not because of hawks, just have new breeds to work with and have to build up some Numbers to breed with.
I will miss the Challenge of keeping the HAWKS off the birds.
Do not let anyone tell you you just have to accept it. As George would say...
Think about it! Good luck... Dave