Saturday, December 17, 2011

Soren Day 7

830am 136g
1pm 134g fed to 161g

Soren's legs are looking a little better today. He is thou however still fearful of me and doesn't let me do a whole lot without bating off the fist. I'm really not sure but it will take time I guess. We are best friends when flying to the fist for food but otherwise he has both eyes on me and bates if I make any sudden movements at all. I am not sure how low I can take him before I run into danger. Maybe I'll get on NAFEX and see if there is anyone there that may have flown a jack Richardson's and see if I can get any idea on what's going on and how low it may be safe to take Soren. Soren has a keel but he is not crazy sharp.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Soren Day 5

11am 137g fed to 171g

Today was good. We had 6-8 foot flights to the fist. I did larger tidbits today as I want Soren's legs to heal. His hood came in today but it is just a hair too big. It could be me though. I'll do more work with him and hooding. He would not sit on his perch with the hood on so tomorrow I'll do some manning with the hood. I've got to find a way to get him to stop picking at his jesses and messing up his legs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Soren Day 4

10am 139g fed to 170g

Soren is doing really good today. He was jumping 3 to 4 feet to the fist from the ground. Fed him up today from 139 g to 170 g. Today I noticed a little bit of an issue with scale damage on his legs from his jesses so I cut the jesses off and put some removable jesses on after I cleaned them up and put Neosporin on it. Soren's hood is on the way and hopefully it shows up in this next day or so.he does a little bit of bating and that's gonna be the reason why his legs are hurt so I'm going to feed him good and just trying keep him as calm as possible until I can get the hood here and on his head.

He is however turning out really nice and calm. For the most part he is allowing me to pick him up and is regaining the perch on his own now so that's good.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Soren Day 3

830am 141g
1030am 141g fed to 165g

This morning Soren is acting alot better from the get go. He stepped up to the fist from the perch and gave me no fight to do so. Looks like the weight loss is making him think a little. He rode the fist great as I walked through the house doing minor chores with only a couple bates. He still hasn't learned to go back to the block perch after a bare but I am sure he will get that started soon enough.

At feeding time Soren jumped 2 feet to the fist. Perched at the ground jumping up to the fist as I sat on my chair. 10 jump ups followed by a tiring of a quail leg. His attitude is much better. He is also stepping up to the fist for no food now.

Soren is finally getting used to the activity of the family while he is perched at the dining room table too. A few bates here and there and has once now regained the perch instead of sitting on the floor of the perch waiting for me to put him back to the perch.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Soren Day 2

7am 145g
945am 144g fed to 165g

Oh yeah, we got our first hop to the fist today. After a few tidbits I got instant jumps as far as a foot to the fist! I also got this on video just in case no one believed me. After eating he is sitting on the fist with a foot tucked. Wow. This little guy is going to be fun!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Soren, the new Jack Merlin!

8am 150g
12pm 145g fed to 163g
6pm 154g

Day one with Soren and in less than 24 hours he is eating off the fist and tidbit ting from my fingers. It may take a few days to tame him down. Hood is ordered and on its way.