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A good beginner’s bird ?



Hello, my name is  …………, I want to get into falconry and I was
half thinking of getting a  ……. (in this space put anything from a bat falcon to a lammergeyer), but, the only birds available seem to be redtails and harris’s. Are these good beginners birds?’


This type of phone call is getting more common (which is OK by me), but before giving my usual answer of yes and no, I’ll try to explain.


The following is written for those contemplating their first redtail or harris.


These two have become the most popular hunting birds in Ireland today and have largely replaced the more traditional goshawk for a few good reasons......

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