I was curious, most every morning i go out to the mew and check on the bird, and most every morning there is rabbits around the yard and in the hawks sight, sometimes he is excited and jumps around in the mew, and sometimes he just eyeballs them intensely. does anyone think that this could be a problem? maybe a negative association come hunting season? I wonder? seem like with that god given instinct to kill! and not being able too..could be discouraging....any thoughts?
Post by Master Yarak on May 4, 2007 10:32:58 GMT -5
No worries there Modoc. I got squirrels by the dozen running all over the mew. One was on the roof just yesterday. There are drag marks on the window sill. She has caught more than a few that got too close. When fat she shows little interest. It will learn soon enough that they cannot be reached. Have no fear about any negative behavior. Just watch for feather damage from thrashing about Yarak
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away
When I go into the eagle chamber and look out the bar windows, there are cottontails running down the trail in plain sight of the eagle. He streches his neck to see them, but, he doesn't fly towards the window after them. Of course he is fat, but, by now he has learned he can't get to the cottontails.
Post by HawkingRage on May 4, 2007 17:50:30 GMT -5
I went through the same thing with my bird last year. rabbit and squirel out there and the bird just watched like they where little jesters there to entertain. once i dropped his weight for the hunting season it was on like konky kong.