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Understanding the bird of prey (paperback version)

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Understanding the bird of prey by Dr Nick Fox. Often described as one of the staple reads for falconers all over the world A 'must have' on any falconer's bookshelf.

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Price: £75.00
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Classical Falconry

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Classical Falconry: A treatise on rook and crow hawking..
Nick Fox hawks crows and rooks in Northumberland on foot and on horseback during August and September. This book is shows how the traditional 'high flight' is best achieved, and draws on history to explain its place in modern falconry.

You can read a full review of this book here.
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Price: £70.00
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The Northumberland Crow Falcons DVD

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The Northumberland Crow Falcons are the only group to hawk crows from horses in the traditional manner since the days of Old Hawking Club. Join us for a day's hawking. There is no acting in this film, it is a 'fly on the wall' view: you will see incidents as they actually happen. Sometimes the camera is held by a member of the field on horseback and you will get a real feeling of what it is like to join us. Six falcons are flown, including two adult peregrine/sakers, two young ones, and Quicksilver and Spitfire. The flights are spectacular, some disappear into the clouds. You will find the action footage compulsive viewing and want to watch in time and time again!
Running time: 65 mins
Formats: DVD English PAL.
Price: £19.00
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Bird of Prey Management Series 6 disc Set

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This special offer set of features the following titles from our acclaimed Bird of Prey Management Series:

Behaviour and Learning
Nutrition
Basic Training
Anatomy
Healthcare
Fitness Training

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Format: DVD PAL English and Spanish.
Region: Global (PAL)
Price: £135.00
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Bird of Prey Management Series Captive Breeding Set DVD

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The complete set of Bird of Prey Management Series Captive Breeding

This 4 DVD set covers Preperation for Breeding, Imprints and insemination, Incubation and Hatching and Rearing.

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Format: DVD PAL English and Spanish.
Region: Global (PAL)
Price: £90.00
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Behaviour and Learning DVD

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To successfully train a hawk or falcon, the falconer needs to know why a hawk acts as it does and how it learns to respond to the various stimuli it receives in adolescence and maturity.
Running time: 60 mins

Format: DVD PAL English (No Spanish language version).
Region: Global (PAL)
Price: £27.50
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Nutrition DVD

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Nutrition is Module 1 in the Bird of Prey Management Series. Film length is 53 minutes accompanied by a 36 page technical Handbook in English. Nutrition covers diets of wild raptors, choices of diets for captive raptors, digestion, measuring the crop, rangle, casting, washed meat, supplements, diets for baby raptors, feeding invalids, risks in feeding wild food and much more. It is designed by experts in their own fields with additional material from specialist advisors. Although comprehensible for beginners, it will also be of use to experienced practitioners.
Running time: 53 mins

Format: DVD PAL-English and Spanish.
Region: Global (PAL)

Also available NTSC-Spanish (D3) and PAL-Spanish (D4). Click here for contact details
Price: £27.50
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Basic Training DVD

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This is Module 2 in the Bird of Prey Management Series run by Faraway Film Productions. The film** follows the training of a Saker, a Peregrine and a Harris Hawk, from the point of taking up to flying free for the first time. It covers sources of birds, hacking, fitting of anklets, tail-bells and transmitter mounts, taming, calling to the fist and lure and early flights loose. The emphasis is on developing safe routines and techniques which form the groundwork for further progress. It is designed for both expert and inexperienced falconers. Most of it was filmed in Northumberland, home of the Northumberland Crow Falcons. The Arab sequences, including stone curlew hawking, were filmed in Abu Dhabi, and a short sequence on training goshawks was filmed in southern China. Several films, which are currently being filmed, lead on from Basic Training. These include Advanced Training and Fitness Training.
Running time: 52 mins

Format: DVD PAL-English and Spanish.
Region: Global (PAL)

** - Edited by P. Wood-Walker.

Also available NTSC-Spanish (E3) and PAL-Spanish (E4). Click here for contact details
Price: £27.50
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Anatomy DVD

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Module 3 Anatomy is written and edited by a panel of raptor specialists from the UK. This is the third part of the Falcon Management series run by the Faraway Film Productions. The film is a complete course on all aspects of raptor raptor anatomy. A knowledge of form and function in raptors is a pre-requisite to understanding aspects of health care, management and training. An essential study for all levels of experience. Excellent information for veterinary students, zoologists, biologists and rehabilitators. Any raptor course will find it a useful teaching aid. Learn about the respiratory and immune systems, the function of air sacs, how the different body organs function and where they are located. Excellent footage from around the world. Packed with information.
Running time: 67 mins

Format: DVD PAL-English and Spanish.
Complete with English booklet.
Region: Global (PAL)

Also available NTSC-Spanish (F3) and PAL-Spanish (F4). Click here for contact details
Price: £27.50
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Health Care DVD

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Health Care How to recognise the signs of ill health, what course of action to take and how to look after your bird once the problem has been diagnosed. It looks in detail at hygiene, the immune system, viruses and vaccination. Covering disease prevention during early training, parasites, respiratory problems and lead poisoning. We learn where diseases come from, how to avoid them and how to give medication. We join some avian veterinarians in surgery to show you some of the treatment procedures. Includes 34 page handbook.
Running time 85 minutes

Format: DVD PAL-English.

Also available NTSC-Spanish (G3) and PAL-Spanish (G4). Click here for contact details
Price: £27.50
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Captive Breeding 1: Preparations for Breeding DVD

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Covers how to learn more about your chosen species in the wild by taking you on a field study of wild New Zealand Falcons. Examines in detail the design of pens for breeding using natural pairs and imprints. Looks at the different types of nests used by different species of raptors. Looks at the facilities you will need, such as an incubator room, and brooders, the selection of breeding stock and preparations to be made before the breeding season. Filmed mainly at Hunting Falcons International, UK, New Zealand and Mongolia. There is one technical Handbook covering the four Captive Breeding Modules and in addition the course text for this is the book Understanding the Bird of Prey.
Running time: 67 mins

Format: DVD PAL-English and Spanish.
Region: Global (PAL)

Also available NTSC-Spanish (H3) and PAL-Spanish (H4). Click here for contact details
Price: £27.50
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Captive Breeding 2: Imprints and insemination DVD

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Covers how to rear imprints for future breeding and how to train them as voluntary semen donors and layers. Covers the anatomy of the female reproductive tract, and how to manage forced inseminations. Looks at all aspects of semen quality, storage and handling.
Running time: 71 mins
Format: DVD PAL-English and Spanish.

Also available NTSC-Spanish (J3) and PAL-Spanish (J4). Click here for contact details
Price: £27.50
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