Well but there's issues associated with pole perches. Birds can tire themselves out and subsequently die if they can't regain the perch.
For small birds I like table top set ups. You must make sure there is absolutely no way the perch can get dragged off the table (i've heard stories).
For larger birds I tend to use a bow, ring, or block on the ground.
The biggest issue to lookout for is potential perching surfaces. If the birds can see things higher than them they often will try to get to them. The big thing i've seen with folks keeping kestrels is picture frames. They'll tell me the bird keeps bating towards this one spot but there's nothing there. Well, nothing but a picture, and that frame looks mighty nice to a kestrel as a higher perch. The key in my experience is to eliminate any potential sources of bating. Nothing that looks like an appealing higher perch. Make sure the bird can't be approached from behind or surprised by someone coming around a corner close to the bird. Those are the two biggest things i've seen.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2016 15:53:23 GMT -5 by Falcon Boy
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