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  • #16
    Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

    I would like to attend if the dates work out. No holidays booked but we're in the throes of moving our daughter to new accommodation as she is starting a new job

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

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    • #17
      Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

      I'd be interested in going, if you don't mind a beginner who'll probably ask loads of stupid questions.

      Matt

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      • #18
        Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

        Originally posted by David M View Post
        Having been involved in protecting a Peregrine nest site from, amongst others, falconers wanting the eggs of wild birds you don't want me anywhere near a falconry centre.
        David

        I appreciate that there are some pretty awful people out there, but Fens Falconry are run to a high ethical standard. I've known Mike (the owner) for many years. He's a young guy and is keen to get rid of old practices and habits (some of which are down right illegal/cruel/unethical or all three).

        His birds, unlike many places, are exercised every day and given high quality food (not the dreadful endless diet of one-day old chicks). They also have plenty of rest periods in the year to moult and have down-time from shows. The primary decider is always the health and wellbeing of the bird.

        Mike involves himself in education with schools and conservation groups to educate people about the wildlife around them, how to study their behaviour and appreciate the natural environment without disturbance. He also takes in injured birds and works with a very specialised vet (who does wonders) to rehabilitate them, when appropriate.

        I hope you will give falconers as a group another chance; I am as disgusted as you with some of the evil that goes on, but am glad that this is not the mainstream of falconers.

        Regards

        Andy
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        • #19
          Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

          I'm not totally sure on the price right now. What I can say is it'll be after 8th September (I'm in the US visiting the wife's folks).

          I'm up for a split group too, doing 2 days if there's enough numbers.

          I have just got the mk2 myself and I hope to fully versed in its foibles by then!


          Andy
          Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
          mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
          MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
          Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

          ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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          • #20
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            Aside... I must apologise for being incommunicado for quite a number of months. I'm not dead, just resting (but neither blue nor Norwegian).

            I've had a health downturn compounded by a family court matter (which, I am glad to say ended well) and my daughter having a serious illness too. I'm trying to ramp up my photography again (and, not least, my general enthusiasm) so I hope to be a more visible presence here.

            Andy
            Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
            mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
            MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
            Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

            ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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            • #21
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              Andy, sounds like life has been pretty rough recently glad to see you are now able to get back into photography. Feel free to post some shots to whet our appetite for a Fens visit.
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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              • #22
                Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                I would be interested depending on timing. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive so will have to think about it.
                Jim
                www.jim-mccabe.co.uk
                http://www.jimmccabephotography.blogspot.com
                (My Travels in Aus & NZ)

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                • #23
                  Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                  Are we getting close to finding suitable dates for this meeting yet?
                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                  • #24
                    Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                    Back from my break - I will ask Andy.

                    Ian
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                    • #25
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                      Cheers Ian.
                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                      • #26
                        Last edited by Ian; 26th August 2017, 08:21 PM.
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                        • #27
                          Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                          Very interested in taking part, my brother is very interested too subject to work schedules etc.

                          Tom
                          "Who is watching the Watchers, watching the Watchers watching us"

                          Its not what you see, it's the way that you see it"

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                          • #28
                            Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                            Yep, no hummingbirds in East Anglia... I'm back in Blighty in the first week of September. I'll ping Mike again for dates.


                            Intertubes not very fast in rural Michigan, so piccies may be a little sparse.


                            https://goo.gl/photos/UDsNwhpW1wXD9PXk6



                            Andy
                            Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
                            mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
                            MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
                            Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

                            ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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                            • #29
                              Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                              Hello All

                              I would be interested in attending depending on timing of course

                              Hopefully I've not missed it already
                              Last edited by benpanesar; 7th September 2017, 07:26 AM. Reason: Typo

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                              • #30
                                Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?

                                Originally posted by benpanesar View Post
                                Hello All

                                I would be interested in attending depending on timing of course

                                Hopefully I've not missed it already
                                I've just (like 2 hours ago) got back from the US. I'm doing a photo day with Mike on Sunday, so I'll be in touch with some date options then.


                                Regards

                                Andy

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                                Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
                                mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
                                MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
                                Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

                                ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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