Sparrowhawks - A Falconer's Guide


By Ben Crane
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 200 colour photographs

Flying imprint sparrowhawks is often unfairly portrayed as being overly complex and highly technical. Sparrowhawks - A Falconer's Guide aims to paint a far more informed picture, and to perhaps dispel some of the myths. Written with the beginner in mind, it is based on considerable first-hand experience of the author and a number of other respected falconers who have specialized in flying sparrowhawks. By drawing comparisons with some of the most ancient trapping and training techniques of the East, and by making a connection with modern Western falconry practices, this remarkable book encapsulates the timeless beauty and joy of sparrowhawking, which crosses all cultures.

Topics include:

  • Equipment, preparing to receive your sparrowhawk chick and imprinting
  • Training, behaviour, quarry, entering, field craft and hawking in many different types of terrain
  • Important aspects of sparrowhawking in Croatia, Ireland and Turkey
  • The methodologies of captive breeding in the West
  • Problems associated with the rehabilitation and release of wild sparrowhawks in the United Kingdom
  • The vitally important subject of sparrowhawk health and welfare

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