For my first post on falconry I’d like to focus on methods of trapping. I’m going to talk about each method of trapping individually.

Netting methods,

#1 Bow net,
The bow net is a net that flips over the raptor when it goes at the bait, it was popular among the Dutch falcon trappers how trapped and sold raptors in the dutch city of Valkenswaard,

#2 Dho-gazza
The dho-gazza a trap developed in India is two nets the that collapse onto a stooping falcon as it chases an escaping pigeon.
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#3 Mist net
The mist net is commonly used by bird banders, and scientists studying bats, the net is very light so it is not visible to the birds being trapped.
Pigeon are used as bait being tossed into the air so they flutter their wings, in turkey they use female shrikes as bait for sparrowhawks, sense the females shrike is brighter in color,

Noose methods, image
# 1 Bal-chatri
The Bal-chatri is a trap that houses the bait which can be mice for kestrels or pigeons for hawks, the trap can be many shapes and sizes depending on the species being trapped,
When the bird of prey dives down to the trap trying to get at the bait the get their talon entangled in the nooses that cover the trap, This trap is effective for many different species,
It’s very popular that it can be dropped quickly on the side of a road or in a field and you can park within sight and wait for a bird to fly over,

#2 Pigeon harness
The pigeon harness is a vest that you strap on to the pigeon it has many nooses on it so when the raptor dives down to kill the pigeon its talons get entangled in the nooses.

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