Monday, May 26, 2008

Mini mew 小屋を作りました

I finally got around to building my mews so that I can get it inspected and get my license. I know, I know, trapping season isn't until the fall but at the pace falconry licences are processed if I don't get it done now I may miss another season!!

Anyway, it's a weird mew in that it's HUGE for a kestrel but not big enough for a red-tail. Apparently the regs here require an 8x8x8 enclosure for a red-tail and at least a 4x4x4 enclosure for a kestrel so 4x4x4 it is:
Closed: 閉じると:

Open: 開けると:

As you can see, it doesn't leave much room on the deck! But since the water heater is out there and it will need to be moved around a little just so that we can get to things I added wheels to the bottom:


Hopefully I'll have it inspected within the next couple weeks so that my licence can get sent on to the Feds. It won't have an occupant until the fall so until then I guess this will have to do!


Jess, Dust, and Wyatt said...

I hope its not a huge disappointment to see that I am commenting rather than some other falconer...

But, I think its totally cool what you do! Do you remember my friend Jen McQuarrie? She & her husband have Ger falcons and are raising owls and a Gos Hawk or two. They also have two kinds of hawks that are endangered, but because he has his breeding certifications, they are allowed to house them. Anyway, its fun to talk to her about you and your birdy-world.

Love the mew...Love Eli! He looks SO OLD!

PBurns said...

A cage for children! I wish I had thought of that when my kids were younger :) And if the neighbors ask, it's "for the kestrel ... just waiting for the license."

Nice cover story! Hats off, LOL.


Isaac Nichols アイザック ニコルス said...

You're blowin my cover here Patrick, knock it off! ;-)